Definition of contractual in English:



  • 1Agreed in a contract.

    ‘a contractual obligation’
    • ‘A sharp rise in contractual obligations could, de facto, wipe out his precarious autonomy.’
    • ‘The general approach to construction of contractual documents is not in doubt.’
    • ‘The duties owed by the pastor to the church are not contractual or enforceable.’
    • ‘But as the speech of Lord Goff demonstrates, that contractual obligation is of little utility.’
    • ‘That contract imposes a similar, contractual duty to exercise reasonable skill and care in relation to the design.’
    • ‘And in that respect, all the churches can do is to impose contractual sanctions.’
    • ‘A person who enters into a binding contract acquires contractual rights that are created by the contract.’
    • ‘We would be obliged if you would revise your Minutes to reflect this contractual requirement.’
    • ‘We agreed to co-operate with and assist you to comply with your contractual obligations with regard to the defect.’
    • ‘Desmond's remedy would be the recovery of the rifle, not the right to enforce contractual payment.’
    • ‘The injunction we seek is not one that in any way interferes with existing contractual rights or obligations.’
    • ‘These are serious breaches of contractual obligations, the company maintains.’
    • ‘It has also imposed contractual terms that do not permit either bidder to reveal those bids.’
    • ‘These contractual agreements create a delivery right and an obligation for members.’
    • ‘He did what he had to do, and that was to redesign the viaduct such that it could be built and would comply with the contractual requirements.’
    • ‘It was more economically rational to employ forces as and when required on a contractual basis.’
    • ‘The frequency of renegotiation is troubling because the contractual changes often are not desirable.’
    • ‘The term also refers to contractual stipulations either implied by law or expressly mandated by the contracting parties.’
    • ‘The current government, as well as regulators, have been trying to find a way out of their contractual obligations.’
    • ‘He did not think it could change and saw it as a binding contractual commitment.’
    compulsory, obligatory, mandatory, involuntary, forced, exacted, coerced, imposed, demanded, required, requisite, stipulated, binding, necessitated, necessary, unavoidable, inescapable, obliged, impelled, constrained, dictated, ordained, prescribed
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    1. 1.1 Having similar characteristics to a contract.
      ‘the contractual nature of the shareholder's rights’
      • ‘The question of any contractual character the crown might possess was skirted.’
      • ‘The contractual nature of employment today has heightened the levels of exploitation.’
      • ‘It is easy to make too much of the contractual nature of the relationship.’