Contract (Defined)



 Contract (Definition)


The term Contract has been defined under Section 2 (h) of the Indian Contract Act ,1872. It defines a Contract as an Agreement enforceable by law.


An agreement cannot turn into a contract unless it can be enforceable by Law. So, in order to be enforceable, a contract must contain all the essential elements of  a valid contract as defined in Section 10 of teh Indian Contract Act 1872.


Section 10- As per section 10 of the Act, “All agreements are contracts, if they are made by parties out of their-


  • Free Consent
  • Parties who are competent to Contract
  • For a lawful consideration
  • With a lawful object
  • And are not expressly declared by the Act to be void.