Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing contracts and conditions matters.
according to the contract - under the terms of the contract alter the terms of the contract - make the terms of the contract different in some particular way, change them alteration of contract - change of contract breach of contract - failure to do something that is required in the contract break a contract - terminate a contract cancellation clause - a clause in a contract that gives one or more parties the right to terminate the contract if a specific event occurs clause - a separate section of a legal document come into force - come into effect, take effect contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law deadline - the point in time at which something must be completed draft - preliminary version of a written work (here of a contract) expire - lose validity expiry date - the last date on which an option can be exercised fine print - the part of a contract that contains information that is often printed in small type sales contract - a written document in which a purchaser agrees to buy property under certain given conditions, and the seller agrees to sell under certain given conditions. Also known as an 'agreement of sale.' sign a contract - mark a contract with the signature approving or expressing responsibility or obligation terms - conditions agreed to in a contract with effect from - as from, effective from
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
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