contingent

  • 1 contingent — contingent, ente [ kɔ̃tɛ̃ʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1361; lat. contingens, p. prés. de contingere « arriver par hasard » I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Philos. Qui peut se produire ou non (opposé à nécessaire).⇒ accidentel, 1. casuel, conditionnel, éventuel,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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

  • 3 Contingent — • Aside from its secondary and more obvious meaning (as, for instance, its qualification of the predicable accident, of a class of modal propositions, and so on), the primary and technically philosophical use of the term is for one of the supreme …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 contingent — CONTINGÉNT, contingente, s.n., adj. I. 1. s.n. Totalitatea cetăţenilor născuţi în acelaşi an şi luaţi în evidenţa comisariatelor militare; p. ext. anul recrutării; leat. 2. Grup de oameni având o compoziţie omogenă. 3. (înv.) Contribuţie. 4.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 contingent — contingent, ente (kon tin jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de philosophie. Qui peut arriver ou ne pas arriver, éventuel. •   Ils raisonnaient sur les événements contingents ou non contingents de cet univers, VOLT. Cand. 29. •   La raison de mon… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 contingent — CONTINGENT, [conting]ente. adj. Casuel, qui peut arriver, ou n arriver pas. C est une chose contingente, ne vous y assurez pas trop. cela est contingent, fort contingent. il faut mettre cela au nombre des choses contingentes. Il ne se dit guere… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 Contingent — Con*tin gent, a. [L. contingens, entis, p. pr. of contingere to touch on all sides, to happen; con + tangere to touch: cf. F. contingent. See {Tangent}, {Tact}.] 1. Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 contingent — CONTINGENT, ENTE. adj. Casuel, qui peut arriver, ou n arriver pas. C est unc chose contingente, sur laquelle il ne faut pas compter. f♛/b] En termes d École, on appelle Futur contingent, Ce qui peut arriver ou n arriver pas; et Propositions… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 9 contingent — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. contingent or directly from L. contingentem (nom. contingens) happening, touching, prp. of contingere to touch (see CONTACT (Cf. contact)). The noun is from 1540s, thing happening by chance; as a group forming part of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 contingent — [adj] conditional; possible accidental, casual, chance, controlled by, dependent, fluky, fortuitous, haphazard, incidental, likely, odd, probable, probably, random, subject to, unanticipated, uncertain, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 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

  • 12 Contingent — Con*tin gent, n. 1. An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency. [1913 Webster] His understanding could almost pierce into future contingents. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 Contingent — (v. lat.), 1) Truppenabtheilung, meist aus allen Waffengattungen zusammengesetzt, die ein Staat, nach Übereinkunft mit andern, zu einem Krieg zu stellen u. zu unterhalten hat; so die Truppenstellungen des ehemaligen Deutschen Reichs, des… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Contingent — Contingent, bei Bundesstaaten oder verbündeten Staaten die Militärmacht, die einer derselben vertragsmäßig zu stellen hat …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 contingent — Used to describe debts that are not fixed in right at the time, but are dependent on some other event happening to fix the liability. (Bankruptcy in Brief) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 16 contingent — 1 *accidental, fortuitous, casual, incidental, adventitious Analogous words: possible, *probable, likely: unforeseen or unforeseeable, unanticipated (see affirmative verbs at FORESEE) Contrasted words: inevitable, necessary, *certain 2 conditi …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 contingent — [kən tin′jənt] adj. [L contingens, prp. of contingere, to touch: see CONTACT] 1. Obs. touching; tangential 2. that may or may not happen; possible 3. happening by chance; accidental; fortuitous 4. unpredictable because dependent on chance 5.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 18 contingent — 01. A [contingent] of students went to the administration office to complain about rising tuition costs. 02. His acceptance of the transfer to Raleigh is [contingent] upon his wife finding employment in the city. 03. Our purchase of the house is… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 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

  • 20 contingent — /kantinjant/ Possible, but not assured; doubtful or uncertain; conditioned upon the occurrence of some future event which is itself uncertain, or questionable. Synonymous with provisional. This term, when applied to a use, remainder, devise,… …

    Black's law dictionary