rabbee: oral agreements gets, kind of sticky. since should it involve the courts, you need at a least one credible wittness who heard the agreement. one persons word against another, is a tough road to hoe.<quoted text>
a. An agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law. See Synonyms at bargain.
b. The writing or document containing such an agreement.
I.E. it doesnt necessarily have to have its elements spelled out, it can be oral and implied
and most major contracts, are generally filed with the courts or magistrates office, or county clerk etc. and you will find that many contracts, are on court available forms. or court acceptable forms, as modified by an attorney.