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[kon-trak-ter, kuh n-trak-ter] /ˈkɒn træk tər, kənˈtræk tər/

a person who to furnish supplies or perform work at a certain price or rate.
something that , especially a muscle.
Bridge. the player or team who makes the final bid.
/ˈkɒntræktə; kənˈtræk-/
a person or firm that contracts to supply materials or labour, esp for building
something that contracts, esp a muscle
(law) a person who is a party to a contract
the declarer in bridge

1540s, “one who enters into a contract,” from Late Latin contractor, agent noun from past participle stem of Latin contrahere (see contract (n.)); specifically of “one who enters into a contract to provide work, services, or goods” from 1724.


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    [kuh n-trak-choo-uh l] /kənˈtræk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or secured by a . /kənˈtræktjʊəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or assured by a contract adj. 1827, from Latin contractus (see contract (n.)) + -al (1).

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