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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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d'Epinay should be called to-morrow to sign the contract" --
Heaven is as inflexible as man, and the signature of the contract is fixed for this evening at nine o'clock.
I think it is kept a secret from grandpapa Noirtier, that the contract is to be signed this evening.
Morrel went also to the notary, who confirmed the news that the contract was to be signed that evening.
"It is impossible," said Maximilian, "that the signing of a contract should occupy so long a time without unexpected interruptions.
Franz arrived to sign the contract just as my dear grandmother was dying."
This was more terrible than the first; the same nervous movements were repeated, and the mouth contracted and turned purple."
BALTIMORE (1) _ Re-signed Delmon Young, of, to a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
Most contracting parties include "minimum" insurance limits that must be carried while the contract remains in effect.
In light of available safeguards, a review of past reform efforts suggests that mandating a single contract type is not better than matching the unique circumstances of a weapon program with an appropriate contract type.
The proposed regulations provide that, if an annuity contract is received in exchange for property other than money, (1) the amount realized attributable to the annuity contract will be its FMV (as determined under Sec.
As drafted, the bill takes a very broad view of integrity issues, permitting disciplinary action to be taken against contractors for any ethical lapses, even if unrelated to contract performance.
Gross income includes any amount received as an annuity under an annuity contract [IRC Sec.
The coal mine was burdened by two contracts mandating that it supply a fixed minimum amount of coal.
Last November, Springfield, Massachusetts-based Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, one of the largest transit authority agencies in the Northeast, awarded a $28 million, three-year contract to provide elderly and handicapped transportation services to Hulmes Transportation Inc., a transportation services company based in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
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