noun, Architecture, Civil Engineering.
a joint between two parts of a structure, designed to compensate for the contraction to which either part may be subject.
[kuh n-trak-tiv] /kənˈtræk tɪv/ adjective 1. serving or tending to . 2. capable of .
noun 1. labor coercible by the enforceable provisions of a contract. 2. foreign labor supplied under contract for a particular job.
- Contract law
noun the branch of civil law dealing with interpretation and enforcement of written agreements between parties Examples Contract law has its origins thousands of years as the early civilizations began to trade with each other, a legal system was created to support and to facilitate that trade.
- Contract of employment
noun 1. a written agreement between an employer and an employee, that, taken together with the rights of each under statute and common law, determines the employment relations between them