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Contingent

Con`tin´gent
a.1.Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
2.Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
3.(Law) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate.
If a contingent legacy be left to any one when he attains, or if he attains, the age of twenty-one.
- Blackstone.
n.1.An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
2.That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.
Noun1.contingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
2.contingent - a temporary military unit; "the peace-keeping force includes one British contingent"
Synonyms: detail
Adj.1.contingent - possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"
2.contingent - determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"
3.contingent - uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot

CONTINGENT. What may or may not happen;. what depends upon a doubtful event; as, a contingent debt, which is a debt depending upon some uncertain event. 9 Ves. It. 110; Co. Bankr. Laws, 245; 7 Ves. It. 301; 1 Ves. & Bea. 176; 8 Ves. R. 334; 1 Rose, R. 523; 3 T. R. 539; 4 T. R. 570. A contingent legacy is one which is not vested. Will. on Executors, h.t. See Contingent Remainder; Contingent Use.

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