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con·tract

(kon-trakt'),
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]

contract

(kən-trăkt′, kŏn′trăkt′)
v.
1. To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
2. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
3. To acquire or incur by contagion or infection.

contract

A written, dated and signed agreement between two or more parties, which sets out any arrangements on delegation and distribution of tasks and obligations, and, if appropriate, on financial matters. A clinical trial protocol may serve as the basis for a contract.

contract

Managed care A health care policy or plan in which a provider offers certain services delineated in writing, to which the purchaser–Pt agrees by signature. See Guaranteed renewable contract, Provider risk contract, Subscriber contract.

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. To shorten; to become reduced in size; in the case of muscle, either to shorten or to undergo an increase in tension.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. An explicit bilateral commitment by psychotherapist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of the psychotherapy.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]

con·tract

(kon'trakt, kŏn-trakt')
1. Explicit bilateral commitment by dentist and patient to a defined course of action to attain the goal of therapy.
2. To acquire by contagion or infection.
3. To shorten; to become reduced in size.
[L. con-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw together]
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An implied contract for employment cannot be disregarded at the employer's whim, but the employer can prevent the contract from being created by including in its policies and provisions a clear and unambiguous disclaimer stating that its policies and guidelines do not create contractual rights.(25) If a company does this, no employee could reasonably expect that the policies and guidelines provided a contractual right to job security or any other benefit described therein.
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Those parties having an express or implied contract with the owner are entitled to a flail price lien, that is, a lien for the full price of the materials and services furnished.
There is also an implied contract between employers and their past and present employees that requires the accountant to protect any employee information, personal and medical.
Under the implied contract exception to the employment-at will doctrine, an employee handbook may be sufficient to create implied or express contractual provisions that alter the terms of employment.
Terri, from Tennessee, claims broadcasters breached an "implied contract" not to expose viewers to explicit images while screening the Super Bowl in a prime-time slot.
On appeal, the district court reversed the trial court holding that implied covenants and conditions were part of every contract and that sovereign immunity would not protect a state agency that breached express or implied contract covenants or conditions.
The special relationship rule insulates agents and brokers against claims based on tort and implied contract. Paying a negotiated fee in lieu of commission, on the other hand, creates a contract beyond what the law implies from the ordinary relationship between an insurance agent or broker and the client.
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