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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Airbus had hoped to agree new contractual terms this year. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Airbus’s Big Problem: It Can’t Make Jets Fast Enough for Airlines," 31 Oct. 2018 Big chunks of particular bonds Fir Tree owned gave it contractual rights to pursue banks that bundled flawed loans into bonds. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "A Hedge Fund Makes Billions Off Americans’ Underwater Mortgages," 25 Dec. 2018 Keep in mind, the cheerleaders will likely argue that Gary’s alleged techniques crossed the line from contractual right into unlawful abuse. Michael Mccann,, "NFL Teams Previously Have Settled in Cheerleader Lawsuits. Will Texans' Ex-Cheerleaders Set Different Precedent?," 25 June 2018 Fourteen women have also written the company’s 11-member board, asking Uber to waive a contractual requirement that requires customers to submit legal claims to private arbitration, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "More than 100 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault, CNN has found," 1 May 2018 Our expectation and a contractual requirement of doing business with us is that our suppliers and their subcontractors are in compliance with the law. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015 As Android splits following the EU ruling, the contract also raises questions about how non-Google phones will receive security updates without the same contractual pressures. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new Android contract," 24 Oct. 2018 The contractual revenue is before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization, however, so actual numbers may be higher or lower. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "After working with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind company wants more batteries," 25 Sep. 2018 Every summer featured some sort of Ronaldo-Real Madrid rumor, mainly involving his contractual situation compared to other superstars. Juan Pimiento,, "Ronaldo's shock transfer, the World Cup semis and the best of the week in soccer," 12 July 2018

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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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