[kuh n-trak-choo-uh l]


of, relating to, or secured by a contract.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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