NOMINATE CONTRACT, civil law. Nominate contracts are those which have a particular name to distinguish them; as, purchase and sale, hiring, partnership, loan for use, deposit, and the like. Dig. 2, 14, 7, 1. Innominate contracts, (q.v.) are those which have no particular name. Dig. 19, 4, 1, 2 Code, 4, 64, 3.