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contingent adj

1 : likely but not certain to happen compare executory
2 : intended for use in circumstances not completely foreseen [a fund]
3 : dependent on or conditioned by something else [a claim] [a legacy on the marriage] compare vested

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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