contract [-ing, -s] n
OFr < L.; see contract, v.
- Compact; binding agreement; serious legal exchange to which all involved parties agree; document detailing the obligation that parties have to each other.
- Promise; pledge; agreement; vow.
- Promise; covenant.
contract [-ing, -s] v
L. con- + trahěre, draw together.
- Close; shrink; become smaller; have its parts drawn together.
- Shrink; constrict; squeeze; limit; compress; narrow; reduce; make smaller; diminish in extent.