Written Contract Law and Legal Definition
A written contract as the name suggests, is a contract whose terms have been reduced to writing. Written contracts are also commonly signed. However, a written contract may consist of an exchange of correspondence, a letter written by the promisee and assented to by the promisor without signature, or even a memorandum or printed document not signed by either party. Statutes relating to written contracts are often expressly limited to contracts signed by one or both parties. Whether such a limitation can be implied when not explicit depends on the purpose and context.