special contract


special contract
A contract under seal; a specialty. The term has often been defined as being synonymous with the word specialty, meaning a contract under seal. Other authorities have treated it as a simple contract either written or parol. McManus v Cassidy, 66 Pa 260. See specialty.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • special contract — see contract Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • special contract — A contract under seal; a specialty; as distinguished from one merely oral or in writing not sealed. But in common usage this term is often used to denote an express or explicit contract, one which clearly defines and settles the reciprocal rights …   Black's law dictionary

  • special contract — A contract under seal; a specialty; as distinguished from one merely oral or in writing not sealed. But in common usage this term is often used to denote an express or explicit contract, one which clearly defines and settles the reciprocal rights …   Black's law dictionary

  • special contract — noun a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached • Syn: ↑sealed instrument, ↑contract under seal • Hypernyms: ↑contract * * * noun : specialty contract …   Useful english dictionary

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  • debt by special contract — Same as debt by specialty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

  • contract — contractee, n. contractible, adj. contractibility, contractibleness, n. contractibly, adv. n., adj., and usu. for v. 16 18, 22, 23 /kon trakt/; otherwise v. /keuhn trakt /, n. 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing …   Universalium

  • contract — con•tract n., adj., and usu. for v. 16–18, 22, 23 [[t]ˈkɒn trækt[/t]] otherwise v. [[t]kənˈtrækt[/t]] n. 1) an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified 2) law an agreement enforceable by law 3) law… …   From formal English to slang

  • special — Relating to or designating a species, kind, individual, thing, or sort; designed for a particular purpose; confined to a particular purpose, object, person, or class. Unusual, extraordinary. as to special acceptance special administration special …   Black's law dictionary


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