What does the word contract mean?

Usage examples for contract

  1. My contract was ended, my work was done. – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  2. I never go back on a contract. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. In the marriage contract a clause was inserted to the effect that should Anne survive Charles, without children, she could only remarry with his successor. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne