contingent upon

[ kuh n-tin-juh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF contingent upon
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTINGENT UPON

I can not tell precisely, as his stay is contingent upon the condition of his friend.

The development of one or the other is contingent upon circumstances.

He had an objective, and this objective was contingent upon making money.

In fact, his progress has been contingent upon this very fact.

Moreover, the law of your growth is contingent upon the exercise of these faculties.

I told her the little I had done in the Trent affair, and of my plans, contingent upon Mr. Trent's approval.

Every form of gain which is contingent upon another's loss partakes of the nature of gambling.

But a large dowry had been settled upon her, and by the treaty the renunciation was contingent upon its payment.

The former generally represents an act as contingent upon outward circumstances, and the latter upon a will.

Survival was contingent upon the cessation of struggle between them, and the substitution therefor of common action.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French contingent or directly from Latin contingentem (nominative contingens) "happening, touching," present participle of contingere "to touch" (see contact). The noun is from 1540s, "thing happening by chance;" as "a group forming part of a larger group" from 1727.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONTINGENT UPON

providing

conjunctionas long as; with the understanding
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