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precontract

[n. pree-kon-trakt; v. pree-kuh n-trakt, -kon-trakt] /n. priˈkɒn trækt; v. ˌpri kənˈtrækt, -ˈkɒn trækt/
noun
1.
a preexisting contract that legally prevents a person from making another contract of the same nature.
2.
(formerly) such an agreement constituting a legally binding betrothal.
verb (used with object)
3.
to bind by means of a precontract.
4.
to contract for or agree to do (something) by means of a precontract.
verb (used without object)
5.
to make a precontract.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (noun); see pre-, contract
Related forms
precontractive, adjective
precontractual
[pree-kuh n-trak-choo-uh l] /ˌpri kənˈtræk tʃu əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pre contract

precontract

noun (priːˈkɒntrækt)
1.
a contract or arrangement made beforehand, esp a betrothal
verb (ˌpriːkənˈtrækt)
2.
to betroth or enter into a betrothal by previous agreement
3.
to make (an agreement, etc) by prior arrangement
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