contingent on/upon

contingent on/upon
dependent on.

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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

  • contingent — In context of liabilities ( liability), those liabilities that do not yet appear on the balance sheet ( i.e. guarantees, supports, lawsuit settlements). For support or recourse, the trigger may occur at any time in the future. Bloomberg Financial …   Financial and business terms

  • contingent — con|tin|gent1 [kənˈtındʒənt] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin, present participle of contingere to have contact with, happen to , from com ( COM ) + tangere to touch ] depending on something that may happen in the future… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contingent — adj. (pompous) (cannot stand alone) contingent on, upon (the time of his arrival is contingent on the weather) * * * [kən tɪndʒ(ə)nt] upon (the time of his arrival is contingent on the weather) (pompous) (cannot stand alone) contingent on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contingent — I UK [kənˈtɪndʒ(ə)nt] / US [kənˈtɪndʒənt] noun [countable] Word forms contingent : singular contingent plural contingents 1) a group of soldiers, police, vehicles etc from a particular place, forming part of a larger group France has the largest… …   English dictionary

  • contingent — con|tin|gent1 [ kən tındʒənt ] noun count 1. ) a group of soldiers, police, vehicles, etc. from a particular place, forming part of a larger group: France has the largest peacekeeping contingent of any nation. 2. ) a group of people representing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contingent — [kən tɪndʒ(ə)nt] adjective 1》 subject to chance.     ↘(contingent on/upon) dependent on.     ↘(of losses, liabilities, etc.) that can be anticipated to arise if a particular event occurs. 2》 Philosophy true by virtue of the way things in fact are …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • Contingent commissions — is a term used in the American insurance industry for any kind of commission which is contingent upon some event occurring (instead of a commission paid on the sale itself). In the UK this form of payment is known as Overriders. Theoretically,… …   Wikipedia

  • contingent fee — n: contingency fee at fee 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. con …   Law dictionary

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