Contingency

Definition of Contingency

Con`tin´gen`cy
n.1.Union or connection; the state of touching or contact.
2.The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.
Aristotle says we are not to build certain rules on the contingency of human actions.
- South.
3.An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.
The remarkable position of the queen rendering her death a most important contingency.
- Hallam.
4.An adjunct or accessory.
5.(Law) A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.

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