contingent


contingent
con·tin·gent /kən-'tin-jənt/ adj
1: likely but not certain to happen compare executory
2: intended for use in circumstances not completely foreseen
a contingent fund
3: dependent on or conditioned by something else
a contingent claim
a legacy contingent on the marriage compare vested

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contingent
I adjective attributed to, coincidental, conditioned, consequential, dependent, dependent on, dependent on circumstances, depending, due to, in a state of uncertainty, incident to, possible, provisional, resulting from, subject to, subject to terms, subsidiary associated concepts: contingent basis, contingent claim, contingent contract, contingent debt, contingent demand, contingent estate, contingent event, contingent expectancy, contingent fee, contingent fund, contingent gift, contingent interest, contingent legacy, contingent liability, contingent life estate, contingent obligation, contingent remainder, contingent right, contingent use, contingent will II index circumstantial, contingency, correlative, dependent, dubious, executory, extrinsic, incident, provisional, quota, reciprocal, related, restrictive, subject (conditional), tentative, uncertain (questionable)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contingent
adj.
Depending on something; occurring if some specified condition occurs; provisional.
n.
A delegation; a group of people that represents a larger group.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


contingent
Uncertain or dependent on something else. (See also: contingent beneficiary, contingent interest, contingent fee)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


contingent
adj.
1 Possible, but not certain to happen.
2 Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen.
See also vested.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


contingent
Fortuitous; dependent upon the possible occurrence of a future event, the existence of which is not assured.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


contingent
Fortuitous; dependent upon the possible occurrence of a future event, the existence of which is not assured.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

contingent
adj.
   possible, but not certain.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Contingent — Con*tin gent, a. [L. contingens, entis, p. pr. of contingere to touch on all sides, to happen; con + tangere to touch: cf. F. contingent. See {Tangent}, {Tact}.] 1. Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contingent — CONTINGENT, ENTE. adj. Casuel, qui peut arriver, ou n arriver pas. C est unc chose contingente, sur laquelle il ne faut pas compter. f♛/b] En termes d École, on appelle Futur contingent, Ce qui peut arriver ou n arriver pas; et Propositions… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • contingent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) subject to chance. 2) (contingent on/upon) dependent on. 3) (of losses, liabilities, etc.) that can be anticipated to arise if a particular event occurs. ► NOUN 1) a group of people with a common feature, forming part of a larger… …   English terms dictionary


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