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Definition of CONTINGENT

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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 Webster]

              Weighing so much actual crime against so much contingent advantage.                 --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control. "Uncertain and contingent causes." --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Law) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate. [1913 Webster]

              If a contingent legacy be left to any one when he attains, or if he attains, the age of twenty-one.
                                                    --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Contingent \Con*tin"gent\, n.
     1. An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency. [1913 Webster]

              His understanding could almost pierce into future contingents.                          --South. [1913 Webster]

     2. That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops. [1913 Webster]

              From the Alps to the border of Flanders, contingents were required . . . 200,000 men were in arms.
                                                    --Milman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

257 Moby Thesaurus words for "contingent": accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, adscititious, adventitious, adventure, age group, aleatory, allotment, allowance, appendage, appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, at issue, auxiliary, band, based on, battalion, bevy, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, body, boxed in, brigade, brushing, budget, bunch, cabal, cast, casual, casualty, causeless, chance, chance hit, chancy, chunk, circumscribed by, circumstantial, clique, cogitable, cohort, collateral, coming, coming to be, commission, company, complement, component, conceivable, conceivably possible, conditional, conditioned, contacting, contingency, contingent on, corps, coterie, covey, crew, cross section, crowd, cut, deal, dependent, dependent on, depending, depending on, depending on circumstances, destinal, destiny, detachment, detail, dicey, dividend, division, dole, end, equal share, event, eventual, eventuality, eventuation, extra, faction, fatal, fate, fatidic, final, fleet, fluke, fluky, fortuitous, fortuity, fraction, freak accident, gang, glancing, grazing, group, grouping, groupment, half, halver, hap, happening, happenstance, hazard, hedged about by, helping, hinging on, humanly possible, iffy, imaginable, impingent, impinging, in contact, in question, in suspense, in the balance, in-group, incidence, incident to, incidental, incidental to, indeterminate, indirect, inessential, installment, interest, item, junta, last, likely, long odds, long shot, lot, lucky shot, materialization, measure, meed, meeting, mere chance, mess, mob, modicum, moiety, movement, nonessential, not-self, nudging, occasional, odd, open, osculatory, other, out-group, outfit, pack, parcel, part, particular, party, peer group, pendent, pending, percentage, phalanx, piece, platoon, plausible, portion, posse, possible, potential, predicated on, probable, proportion, provisional, quadrant, quantum, quarter, quota, rake-off, random sample, ration, realization, regiment, relative, reliant, remainder, revolving on, risky, rubbing, salon, sample, sampling, secondary, section, sector, segment, set, share, slice, small share, squad, stable, stake, steady, stock, string, subdivision, subgroup, subject to, subsidiary, subspecies, superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, suspenseful, tangent, tangential, team, thinkable, touching, tribe, troop, troupe, turning on, ultimate, unanticipated, uncaused, uncounted, undecided, undetermined, unessential, unestablished, unexpected, unfixed, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unpredictable, unsettled, untold, up for grabs, wing


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