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Contingency

Con`tin´gen`cy
n.1.Union or connection; the state of touching or contact.
2.The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.
3.An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.
4.An adjunct or accessory.
5.(Law) A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.
Noun1.contingency - a possible event or occurrence or result
2.contingency - the state of being contingent on something
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