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contract

noun [C]  us   /ˈkɑn·trækt/

contract noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement between two different people or groups, or the agreement itself: She already has a contract for her next book with a publisher.
contractual
adjective [not gradable]  us   /kənˈtræk·tʃu·əl/
I have no other contractual obligations.
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