Definition of Contract. Meaning of Contract. Synonyms of Contract

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Definition of Contract

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Dependent De*pend"ent, a. [L. dependens, -entis, p. pr. dependere. See Depend, and cf. Dependant.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends. England, long dependent and degraded, was again a power of the first rank. --Macaulay. Dependent covenant or contract (Law), one not binding until some connecting stipulation is performed. Dependent variable (Math.), a varying quantity whose changes are arbitrary, but are regarded as produced by changes in another variable, which is called the independent variable.
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Wager Wa"ger, n. Wagering, or gambling, contract. A contract which is of the nature of wager. Contracts of this nature include various common forms of valid commercial contracts, as contracts of insurance, contracts dealing in futures, options, etc. Other wagering contracts and bets are now generally made illegal by statute against betting and gambling, and wagering has in many cases been made a criminal offence. Wages Wa"ges, n. pl. (Theoretical Economics) The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.
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Contract Con*tract", v. i. 1. 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. Years contracting to a moment. --Wordsworth. 2. To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
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Contract Con"tract, a. Contracted; as, a contract verb. --Goodwin.
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Contract Con*tract", a. [L. contractus, p. p.] Contracted; affianced; betrothed. [Obs.] --Shak.
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Contract Con"tract, n. [L. contractus, fr. contrahere: cf. F. contrat, formerly also contract.] 1. (Law) 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. --Wharton. 2. A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation. 3. The act of formally betrothing a man and woman. This is the the night of the contract. --Longwellow. Syn: Covenant; agreement; compact; stipulation; bargain; arrangement; obligation. See Covenant.

Meaning of Contract from wikipedia

- A contract is a legally-binding agreement which recognises and governs the rights and duties of the parties to the agreement. A contract is legally enforceable...
- In moral and political philosophy, the social contract is a theory or model that originated during the Age of Enlightenment and usually concerns the legitimacy...
- Contract killing is a form of murder in which one party hires another party (often called a hitman) to kill a target individual or group of people. It...
- In finance, a ****ures contract (more colloquially, ****ures) is a standardized forward contract, a legal agreement to buy or sell something at a predetermined...
- Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is pla**** by four players in two...
- In finance, a forward contract or simply a forward is a non-standardized contract between two parties to buy or to sell an ****et at a specified ****ure...
- The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights (French: Du contrat social; ou Principes du droit...
- The Contract with America was a do****ent released by the United States Republican Party during the 1994 Congressional election campaign. Written by Newt...
- A will contract is a term used in the law of wills describing a contract to exchange a current performance for a ****ure bequest. In such an agreement...
- Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong, in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or...
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