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Synonyms for contract

Synonyms for contract

a legally binding arrangement between parties

an agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange

to enter into a formal agreement

to assume an obligation

to become affected with a disease

to reduce in size, as by drawing together

Synonyms for contract

a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

Related Words

enter into a contractual arrangement

engage by written agreement

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness


become smaller or draw together

make smaller

compress or concentrate

make or become more narrow or restricted


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The committee's chief executive David Kennedy called on the new Government to make decisions in the coming year which would put the UK on track to meet its legally binding target of 34 per cent reductions of emissions on 1990 levels by 2020.
Ahead of the EU-Russia Summit, and in the framework of the current PCA negotiations, it is imperative that our leaders speak to Russia with a common voice and promote a legally binding agreement with a legally enforceable dispute resolution mechanism.
But the deal is unl ikely to become legally binding until the next UN climate talks in Mexico next year and may never come into force.
While it was initially hoped that the Copenhagen meeting would result in the realization of a legally binding treaty, Denmark has downgraded the mandate of the talks.
Though India and other richer developing countries favour ambitious emission reduction targets for industrialised countries listed in the Annex- 1 of Kyoto Protocol, they are not in favour of a new treaty that will put pressure on them as well to reduce emissions in a legally binding manner.
India has repeatedly resisted legally binding cuts arguing that it would hit its economic growth required to lift millions of its billion-plus population from poverty.
unforeseeable events legally binding right) and redefining some old ones (e.
But if PRL declare the agreement is not legally binding then the RFU will withhold pounds 1m which is due to the clubs as compensation for England call-ups under the LFA's English Qualified Players (EQP) scheme.
But if PRL declare the agreement is not legally binding, then the RFU will withhold pounds 1 million which is due to the clubs as compensation for call-ups under the LFA's English Qualified Players (EQP) scheme.
One RFU source said today: 'There is no clarity from the PRL whether they consider the LFA to be legally binding.
While planning laws that serve the interests of developers are quickly passed, the Government has not made a commitment to sustainability targets in a legally binding Metropolitan Strategy.
Deferred compensation includes payments to which participants have a legally binding right but have not received or included in their gross income, and which is payable in a later year.
The convention now has asked its Open-Ended Working Group to consider a legally binding ban on the movement of such ships to be voted on at the convention's 2005 assembly.
Although the court's decision is legally binding, Washington argues it infringes on U.
These may not be legally binding," she acknowledged, "but if you're caught in a dispute over the kids with your ex-partner, they can at least give your lawyer something concrete.