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contracts

[ noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuhn-trakt ]SEE DEFINITION OF contracts
  • nounagreement, deal
  • verbcondense
  • verbcome to terms
  • verbcatch disease

Synonyms for contracts

  • arrangement
  • bargain
  • bond
  • commitment
  • guarantee
  • obligation
  • pact
  • pledge
  • record
  • settlement
  • commission
  • compact
  • concordat
  • convention
  • covenant
  • deposition
  • dicker
  • engagement
  • evidence
  • handshake
  • indenture
  • liability
  • paper
  • promise
  • proof
  • stipulation
  • treaty
  • understanding
  • mise
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Antonyms for contracts

  • disagreement
  • misunderstanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTRACTS

He is still in the vigor of life going on as usual with his contracts.

It seeks to improve the social basis for mutual obligations and contracts.

When we do get started we shall have to work off our contracts at the top of the market.

A good deal of judgment is required in making these contracts.

The answer is that justice is of use in contracts, and contracts are money partnerships.

Here are numbers enough for war and peace, and for all contracts and dealings.

Talk about faith, about honor, about justice, and the sanctity of contracts.

Distribution: system of property, transmission, contracts, profit-sharing.

She is responsible for her contracts and debts and her property may be held for them.

But what if a State passed a law violating the obligation of contracts?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "make narrow, draw together;" early 15c. "make an agreement;" from Middle French contracter, from Latin contractus, past participle of contrahere "to draw together, combine, make an agreement" (see contract (n.)). Related: Contracted; contracting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONTRACTS

business

nouncommerce, trade
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