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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contingency  \Con*tin"gen*cy\,  n.;  pl  {Contingencies}.  [Cf.  F. 
  contingence.] 
  1.  Union  or  connection;  the  state  of  touching  or  contact 
  ``Point  of  contingency.''  --J.  Gregory. 
 
  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.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  5.  (Law)  A  certain  possible  event  that  may  or  may  not  happen, 
  by  which  when  happening,  some  particular  title  may  be 
  affected. 
 
  Syn:  Casualty;  accident;  chance. 




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