simple contract

simple contract
Record, specialty, simple contract
Contracts of record are such as are declared and adjudicated by courts of competent jurisdiction, or entered on their records, including judgments, recognizances, and statutes staple. These are not properly speaking contracts at all, though they may be enforced by action like contracts.
Specialties, or special contracts, are contracts under seal, such as deeds and bonds.
All others are included in the description "simple" contracts; that is, a simple contract is one that is not a contract of record and not under seal; it may be either written or oral, in either case, it is called a parol contract, the distinguishing feature being the lack of a seal.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Simple contract — Simple Sim ple, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.] [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • simple contract — Record, specialty, simple contract Contracts of record are such as are declared and adjudicated by courts of competent jurisdiction, or entered on their records, including judgments, recognizances, and statutes staple. These are not properly… …   Black's law dictionary

  • simple contract — noun : parol contract * * * simple contract, Law. a contract or agreement not under seal …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple contract — A parol contract; an oral contract; a written contract not under seal. Perrine v Cheeseman, 11 NJL 174. Any contract other than a specialty or a contract of record. Western Union Tel. Co. v Taylor, 84 Ga 408, 11 SE 396 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • record, specialty, simple contract — Contracts of record are such as are declared and adjudicated by courts of competent jurisdiction, or entered on their records, including judgments, recognizances, and statutes staple. These are not properly speaking contracts at all, though they… …   Black's law dictionary

  • record, specialty, simple contract — Contracts of record are such as are declared and adjudicated by courts of competent jurisdiction, or entered on their records, including judgments, recognizances, and statutes staple. These are not properly speaking contracts at all, though they… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Contract — • The canonical and moralist doctrine on this subject is a development of that contained in the Roman civil law. In civil law, a contract is defined as the union of several persons in a coincident expression of will by which their legal relations …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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

  • Simple — Sim ple, a. [Compar. {Simpler}; superl. {Simplest}.] [F., fr. L. simplus, or simplex, gen. simplicis. The first part of the Latin words is probably akin to E. same, and the sense, one, one and the same; cf. L. semel once, singuli one to each,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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