- a commitment by the declarer and his or her partner to take six tricks plus the number specified by the final bid made.
- the final bid itself.
- the number of tricks so specified, plus six.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contract
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Contemporary Examples of contract
Michigan supposedly offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a $42 million contract, which would him the highest-paid coach in the NCAA.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is
December 20, 2014
A 1907 contract leases the plot of land to the Belgika corporation for five years, but it stayed for much longer.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee report says they secured a contract with the CIA in 2006 valued “in excess of $180 million.”The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
I knew only that the hit was commissioned; the man who took the contract was a specialist.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
Meanwhile, Marino promises “radical changes” and vows to check every contract the city has—to see if they are valid.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of contract
At any rate, she has less freedom and more obligations under her contract.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It then begins to shrink and contract with the greatest uniformity.
The contract, however, seems not to have been carried out by the composer.Handel
Edward J. Dent
I might give you a thousand for a contract, an' losin' and winnin' mounts when you had a leg up.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
You sign this contract, which is exactly like all the others we use, and I'll hand over your check.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- (in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make
- the number and suit of these tricks
- a criminal agreement to kill a particular person in return for an agreed sum of money
- (as modifier)a contract killing
Word Origin for contract
early 14c., from Old French contract (Modern French contrat), from Latin contractus "a contract, agreement," from past participle of contrahere "to draw together," metaphorically, "to make a bargain," from com- "together" (see com-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). U.S. underworld sense of "arrangement to kill someone" first recorded 1940.
A legally binding agreement between two or more parties.