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.
Recent Examples on the Web About half the loan money will be used to cover short-term contractual obligations, including pension and healthcare benefits. Chris Isidore, CNN, "The Trump administration just lent $700 million to a trucking company sued for ripping off taxpayers," 1 July 2020 Bouchard was fired by the company's board earlier this year, spurring his lawsuit against Braidy and its shareholders that alleged the firing breached bylaws and contractual obligations. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Braidy Industries gave former CEO Craig Bouchard $6 million to sever ties with company," 19 June 2020 There is still a plan to hold all convention business in Charlotte because of contractual obligations between the city and the RNC. NBC News, "America's $100 billion convention industry is back, but changed forever," 17 June 2020 There is a need to build strong and steady institutions that protect life and property, provide policy stability, and develop contractual infrastructure that gives the foundation for doing business. Prateek Raj, Quartz India, "India’s Covid-19-led reverse migration could be an opportunity for its Hindi heartland," 15 June 2020 However, a contractual approach to safety hazards can fairly allocate legal risks with the goal of making everyone safer. Elizabeth C. Tippett, The Conversation, "Why hairdressers, gyms and the Trump campaign are asking people to sign COVID-19 waivers," 15 June 2020 In that same interview, Manfred mentioned the contractual obligations the sport has with broadcast partners, who’ve already set aside October dates for postseason play. Chandler Rome,, "Q&A: Tracing the path to baseball’s impasse and assessing what’s next," 14 June 2020 The party’s more mundane business, including discussions over the platform, will still be held in Charlotte because of contractual obligations. Time, "Trump to Give Republican Convention Speech in Jacksonville, Florida," 12 June 2020 Therefore, many of the convention's smaller and lower profile events are still scheduled to take place in Charlotte, so that the party can honor contractual obligations that were already in place, thus shielding itself from potential lawsuits. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "GOP 'tentatively' settles on holding 2020 convention in Jacksonville: Report," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of contractual

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contractual was in 1827

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“Contractual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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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

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contractually adverb

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