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

    (French) A contract.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In French law. Contracts are of the following varieties:
    (1) Bilateral or synallagmatique, where each party is bound to the other to do what is just and proper; or
    (2) unilateral, where the one side only is bound; or
    (3) oorwnwtatif, where one does to the other something which is supposed to be an equivalent for what the other does to him; or
    (4) ateatoire, where the consideration for the act of the one is a mere chance; or
    (5) contrat de Menfaisance, where the one party procures to the other a purely gratuitous benefit; or
    (6) contrat d titre onereux, where each party is b;ound under some duty to the other. Brown.