[kon-trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌkɒn trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
any of various theories that justify moral principles and political choices because they depend on a social contract involving certain ideal conditions, as lack of ignorance or uncertainty.
a general ethical theory that individuals make the right choices under a hypothetical social contract.
noun 1. an indemnity agreement to protect against loss due to breach of contract.
- Contracted kidney
contracted kidney n. A diffusely scarred kidney in which the presence of abnormal fibrous tissue and ischemic atrophy leads to a reduction in its size.
[kuh n-trak-tid] /kənˈtræk tɪd/ adjective 1. drawn together; reduced in compass or size; made smaller; shrunken. 2. condensed; abridged. 3. (of the mind, outlook, etc.) narrow or illiberal; restricted: a contracted view of human rights. [noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ […]
- Contracted pelvis
contracted pelvis n. A pelvis with less than normal measurements in any diameter.