Today Prince is out of the contracting business and is promoting a book telling his side of the Blackwater story.
Enrollments have expanded, and tuition has skyrocketed, even as the profession is contracting.
In the cases of Yazidis from Sinjar, the contracting firm is L-3, which later became GLS or Global Linguistic Solutions.
A new study says that African women using birth-control shots have a higher risk of contracting and passing on HIV.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 400,000 to 500,000 people are at risk of contracting malaria.
To call him a liar was equivalent to contracting a doctor's bill.
A tree, contracting in the cool of the night, made a loud noise.
At the appointed time, the bridegroom rushes into the house of the bride, and the contracting couple throw rice over each other.
The only certain means of curing them consists in not contracting them.
In some cases the law forbids "contracting out," and the courts fix the terms of the contract.
early 14c., from Old French contract (Modern French contrat), from Latin contractus "a contract, agreement," from past participle of contrahere "to draw together," metaphorically, "to make a bargain," from com- "together" (see com-) + trahere "to draw" (see tract (n.1)). U.S. underworld sense of "arrangement to kill someone" first recorded 1940.
contract con·tract (kən-trākt', kŏn'trākt')
v. con·tract·ed, con·tract·ing, con·tracts
To reduce in size by drawing together.
To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
To acquire or incur by contagion or infection.
A legally binding agreement between two or more parties.