contracts


contracts
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contracts
Agreements between two entities, creating an enforceable obligation to do, or to refrain from doing, a particular thing.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


contracts
Agreements between two entities, creating an enforceable obligation to do, or to refrain from doing, a particular thing.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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