con·​trac·​tu·​al | \ kən-ˈtrak-chə-wəl How to pronounce contractual (audio) , -chəl, -shwəl, -chü-əl\

Definition of contractual

: of, relating to, or constituting a contract

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Other Words from contractual

contractually adverb

Examples of contractual in a Sentence

They had to fulfill their contractual obligations before they could get paid.

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Under this week’s tentative agreement, if a deal on financing specifics isn’t reached by November 15, 2019 or a final overall contractual agreement isn’t signed by October 2020, all negotiations with Sacyr Rooney would end. Gregory B. Hladky,, "Initial agreement on redeveloping Hartford trash plant reached after years of deadlock," 10 July 2019 Without the contractual agreements, hotels would be free to significantly raise their rates given the high demand for rooms during the convention. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con is staying in San Diego — at least through 2024," 5 July 2019 Kyle noted contractual obligations for the event that’s been held for 27 years and can draw up to 3,000 people. USA TODAY, "Arthur Ashe, missing Marilyn, pacifier-eating pup: News from around our 50 states," 21 June 2019 Although Tottenham have been touted as closest to his signature recently, it's claimed in their report that United actually have a contractual agreement with Ndombele, but their transfer offer remains €30m short of Lyon's asking price., "Tottenham & Man Utd 'Make €60m Bids' for Tanguy Ndombele - Spurs Grow in Confidence Over Deal," 20 June 2019 In response, the creditors’ lawyers sent letters reminding her that the law allowed them to charge the contractual interest rate. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor," 27 June 2019 Thanks to that and a few other contractual loopholes, Gomez-Rejon was able to go back and re-edit the film. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Current War Pits Benedict Cumberbatch Against Nicholas Hoult and Michael Shannon," 26 June 2019 Of that, about $130,000 is personnel costs, but the rest is contractual payments, which looks to be much of the interrupter program. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Library hours, police recruiting, pools: What's at stake at Tuesday's budget vote," 25 June 2019 Industry officials say such contractual information is tantamount to trade secrets and should remain private. NBC News, "Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of contractual

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of contractual

: of or relating to the things that are required by a contract


con·​trac·​tu·​al | \ kən-ˈtrak-chə-wəl How to pronounce contractual (audio) \

Legal Definition of contractual

: of, relating to, or constituting a contract a contractual agreement

Other Words from contractual

contractually adverb

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