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Definition of Contract

Contract

  1. To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's sphere of action.
  2. To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
  3. To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.
  4. To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.
  5. To betroth; to affiance.
  6. To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.
  7. To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.
  8. To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
  9. Contracted; as, a contract verb.
  10. Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
  11. The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal rights.
  12. A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.
  13. The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.

Contract Quotations

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
Barack Obama

When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights. The people can act only by their agents and, within the powers conferred upon them, their acts must be considered as the acts of the people.
John Marshall

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Robert A. Heinlein

Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
Rick Pitino

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.
Lou Holtz
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Contract Translations

contract in Afrikaans is kontrak
contract in Dutch is verbintenis, contract
contract in French is contractez, contractent, contrat, contractons
contract in Italian is contratto
contract in Latin is contraho, pactum, pactum
contract in Portuguese is contrato
contract in Spanish is concertar, contrata, contrato
contract in Swedish is kontrakt
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