26/04/16 ‘Contractual’

e-legal lesson

The adjective contractual, meaning “of, pertaining to, or secured by a contract,” is an awkward mouthful. It’s nevertheless routine to see it in contracts, especially in translations into English.

Instead of, for example, contractual terms and contractual obligations, say contract terms and contract obligations.
And rather than referring to contractual instruments or contractual arrangements, just say contracts.