Definition for Contingent

contingent, adj. [Fr. or L. contingent-em, touching together or on all sides, lying near, coming into contact or connection, happening.]

Accidental; inadvertent; uncertain; conditional; unplanned; haphazard; by chance; liable to change; not fixed by necessity; not controlled by fate; relying on some outside source.

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