contractual

[ kuh n-trak-choo-uh l ]
/ kənˈtræk tʃu əl /

adjective

of, relating to, or secured by a contract.

Nearby words

  1. contraction,
  2. contraction joint,
  3. contractive,
  4. contractively,
  5. contractor,
  6. contractual psychiatry,
  7. contracture,
  8. contracyclical,
  9. contradance,
  10. contradict

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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British Dictionary definitions for contractual

contractual

/ (kənˈtræktjʊəl) /

adjective

of the nature of or assured by a contract
Derived Formscontractually, adverb

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Word Origin and History for contractual

contractual

adj.

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

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