Gatekeeper Contract and Vendor Management Glossary

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Contract ambiguity

Contract Ambiguity is the state of a clause or some language within a contract being unclear, uncertain, open to interpretation, or an instance of that state.

Ambiguity can also arise if it's unclear what a party generally intended.

Contract ambiguity can be caused by the overall agreement or something more specific such as a word, phrase or clause. 

Ambiguity can lead to contract breaches and disputes if it isn't addressed.