freedom of contract
- It refers to an individual's privilege to establish agreements and choose their provisions, without being subjected to unfair or arbitrary legal limits, notably as protected under Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution
- The business owners revealed that the outdated regulation hinders their freedom of contract to deal with suppliers as per their will.
- Arguing for more freedom of contract, the lawyer suggested that clients should be allowed to make their own contractual terms without excessive governmental interference.
- He expressed concern that the proposed law would infringe upon the principle of freedom of contract, by imposing more restrictions on what individuals can agree upon.