special contract

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 and obligations of the parties, as distinguished from one which must be made out, and its terms ascertained, by the inference of the law from the nature and circumstances of the transaction. A special contract may rest in parol, and does not mean a contract by specialty; it is defined as one with peculiar provisions not found in the ordinary contracts relating to the same subject-matter.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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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 — 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

  • 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… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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