Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A party to a contract.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    This term is strictly applicable to any person who enters into a contract, (Kent v. Railroad Co., 12 N. Y. 628,) but is commonly reserved to designate one who, for a fixed price, undertakes to procure the performance of works on a large scale, or the furnishing of goods in large quantities, whether for the public or a company or individual, (McCarthy v. Second Parish, 71 Me. 318, 36 Am. Rep 320; Brown V. Trust Co.., 174 Pa. 443, 34 Atl. 335.)