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

Other Words from contractual

contractually adverb

Examples of contractual in a Sentence

They had to fulfill their contractual obligations before they could get paid.
Recent Examples on the Web In the case of MGM, many of the movies that are in the works will have some form of exclusive theatrical release because that was part of their contractual agreements. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 17 Mar. 2022 The document says the experiments were carried out pursuant to contractual agreements between UC Davis and Neuralink. Hannah Ryan, CNN, 17 Feb. 2022 Within the field of esports, there is a multitude of moving parts handled through contractual agreements. Jonathan Herpy, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 In my experience, if the writer has contractual agreements with all first-time talent, this will be very hard to get funded unless it is funded by family, friends or crowdsourcing. Susan Johnston, Rolling Stone, 15 Dec. 2021 The legal action also serves as a firm warning to any other film industry creators who might be tempted by NFT riches to violate contractual agreements related to popular projects. Adario Strange, Quartz, 1 Dec. 2021 In Milwaukee, for example, two of the private companies that supplement the city’s EMS response recently pulled out of contractual agreements because of their own difficulty filling shifts. Rob Henken, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 But few doubt there will be repercussions that will affect insurance, security, government regulations and contractual agreements among promoters, performers, venues and various third parties like security firms. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 That means the value of the shares held by global investors essentially rests upon contractual agreements in which the investors have no say. Jing Yang, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of contractual

1827, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Contractual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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