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What is CONTINGENCY

An event that may or may not happen, a doubtful or uncertain future event The quality of being contingent. A fortuitous event, which comes without design, foresight, or expectation. A contingent expense must be deemed to be an expense depending upon some future uncertain event People v. Yonkers, 39 Barb. (N. Y.) 272

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