Contract tablet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Contract tablet (Babylonian & Assyrian Antiq) A clay tablet on which was inscribed a contract, for safe keeping. Such tablets were inclosed in an outer case (often called the envelope), on which was inscribed a duplicate of the inscription on the inclosed tablet.
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Usage

In literature:

Along with the contract-tablets must be counted the numerous legal documents and records of law-cases which have been preserved.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
The letters themselves, in their general characteristics, resembled the contract tablets of the period which have been already described.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery" by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
Among the Babylonian contracts on clay tablets coming down to us from this period are many Jewish names.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
Impressions of cylinders are frequent on contract tablets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
The contract-tablets show that there was equally little cessation of business among the mercantile classes.
"A Primer of Assyriology" by Archibald Henry Sayce
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In news:

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Samsung's Android-running Galaxy Tab tablet just popped up at Sprint, where (unlike at Verizon) you'll have the option to sign up for a two-year contract in exchange for a $200 price cut, down to $400.
New Tablet on the Way Contract includes 'The Avengers,' 'The Hunger Games' By Sam Thielman.
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