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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

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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 problems of distributing rights and their assignment when fulfilling state orders on R&D (corruption, lack of protectable results, non assignment of exclusive rights on IP items by the state, obstacles for assigning such rights by the authors, the transfer of the results received through state contract orders to private persons, the lack of an effective mechanism for assuming the rights on IP items to private investors in the RF, who are prepared to commercialize the R&D results and other traits of an unbalanced interest between the state, the contractee of the state order and the author);
Here, the evidence presented by plaintiff in opposing defendant Lehrer McGovern Bovis's motion, demonstrating over 600 days in delays, including a substantial period during which the Lehrer McGovern Bovis, as Contract Manager, suspended work, is sufficiently indicative of delays beyond the contemplation of the contracting parties or of an abandonment by the contractee, and thus a meritorious cause of action for delay damages notwithstanding the cited exculpatory contract provision, as to warrant .
Under vertical contracts, the processor owns the product in production, while the contractee generally furnishes the labor and facilities for production.
For example, in the original contract net protocol (Smith 1980), the agent that had contracted out a task could send a termination message to cancel the contract even when the contractee had already partially fulfilled the contract.
Steven Globerman and Aidan Vining argue that contracting out is justified only when one can expect to lower the sum of production costs and the costs of managing the relationship [between government and the contractee (transaction costs).
Industrialised countries of the West and East rely on the specialist work and both the contractee and contractor have benefited.
It found all kinds of cozy relationships between contractor and contractee.
This has been particularly so in cases where each member of the consortium has a clear and district role in scope of work, responsibilities and liability of the consortium even though each member is jointly and severally liable to the contractee.
Mais l'autre surprise releve du lateral droit du club voisin, le Raja, Adil Karrouchy, qui sera bien de la partie malgre sa blessure contractee lors du derby contre le WAC.
Cite par le quotidien Al Maghreb, il a precise que les deux patients a bord, dont Meftah Dhaouadi ( atteint d'une tuberculose contractee , lors de son incarceration dans les prisons de Gueddafi), allaient etre soignes en Jordanie.
Ainsi, la croissance a accelere au deuxieme trimestre au Bresil, en Chine, en Indonesie, en Afrique du Sud et en Turquie alors qu'elle s'est fortement contractee en Australie, au Japon et en Coree du Sud.
Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Transport Ivaylo Moskovski has made the announcement on Wednesday, stating that the contractee has made a realistic assessment that construction work would be completed by mid-2011.
The ECJ insists the contractee, Stadtwerke Brixen AG, had sufficient independence from the contractor to merit a tendering procedure (C-458/03).
La dette contractee est informelle, elle mobilise un rendu lie aux besoins specifiques de celui qui a donne en premier.