contractual

[kuh n-trak-choo-uh l]
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Origin of contractual

1860–65; < Latin contractu-, stem of contractus contract + -al1
Related formscon·trac·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·con·trac·tu·al, adjective
Can be confusedcontextual contractual
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contractual

adjective
  1. of the nature of or assured by a contract
Derived Formscontractually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for contractual
adj.

1827, from Latin contractus (see contract (n.)) + -al (1).

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