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English definition of “contract”

contract

noun [C]     /ˈkɒn.trækt/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
B1 a legal document that states and explains a formal agreement between two different people or groups , or the agreement itself: a contract of employment a temporary / building contract They could take legal action against you if you break (the terms of) the contract. My solicitor is drawing up (= writing) a contract. Don't sign / enter into any contract before examining its conditions carefully . [+ to infinitive] They're the firm of architects who won the contract to design the National Museum extension .Official documents be under contract to have formally agreed to work for a company or person on a stated job for a stated period of time Employment status and types of work
(Definition of contract noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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