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[ kuhn-trak-choo-uhl ]


  1. of, relating to, or secured by a contract.


/ kənˈtræktjʊəl /


  1. of the nature of or assured by a contract
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • conˈtractually, adverb
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Other Words From

  • con·tractu·al·ly adverb
  • noncon·tractu·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of contractual1

First recorded in 1860–65; from Latin contractu(s) contract + -al 1
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Example Sentences

NEW YORK – One of the most visible LGBTQ journalists and MSNBC’s most popular primetime anchor, Rachel Maddow, has negotiated a new multi-year contractual deal with parent company NBCUniversal according to Business Insider magazine Sunday.

Neither party would provide details to Digiday regarding just what it is that is holding up an actual signed contractual agreement.

From Digiday

Nike has said it fulfilled its contractual obligations, which until late 2019 included the right to cut athlete pay for any reason.

From Time

In reality, our federation originated as a contractual agreement among 13 disparate and distrustful rebel colonies facing a common enemy.

A cut in OT wouldn’t impact jobs or contractual obligations, while allowing us to start down a path of a more holistic approach to public safety.

“Nobody really has the access to contractual growth that [Access Midstream] has,” Stice said.

I was not under any contractual compulsion to take any of the comments.

But this approach should not arise from the fact that it is our contractual duty under the law and we want to keep our jobs.

Lauer got permission during a contractual window to talk to ABC, CBS, and HBO.

The specific financial and contractual terms of the Yale-NUS agreement have not been made public.

The latter was under no quasi contractual obligation to pay the value of such service, since he had derived no benefit from them.

But there is now a marked tendency towards contractual emancipation.

It was, therefore, almost inevitable that Rousseau should cast his theory into the contractual form.

Georgia was to assert her "sovereignty" by the repudiation of her laws and the denial of contractual rights acquired under them.

Moreover, Marshall was profoundly interested in the stability of contractual obligations.





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