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Contingent

In context of liabilities, those liabilities that do not yet appear on the balance sheet (ie. guarantees, supports, lawsuit settlements). For support or recourse, the trigger may occur at any time in the future.
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The whole appearance of the dungeon might have appalled a stouter heart than that of Isaac, who, nevertheless, was more composed under the imminent pressure of danger, than he had seemed to be while affected by terrors, of which the cause was as yet remote and contingent. The lovers of the chase say that the hare feels more agony during the pursuit of the greyhounds, than when she is struggling in their fangs.* And thus it is probable, that
"Down, stupid tormenters!" cried she; "the man has done his duty; you shall not bait him thus by thoughts of what might have been; he relinquished a temporary and contingent good to avoid a permanent and certain evil he did well.
This phase of the many possibilities which he had realized might be contingent upon even the partial success of his work alone had escaped his consideration, so that the first wave of triumphant exultation with which he had viewed the finished result of this last experiment had been succeeded by overwhelming consternation as he saw the thing which he had created gasp once or twice with the feeble spark of life with which he had endowed it, and expire--leaving upon his hands the corpse of what was, to all intent and purpose, a human being, albeit a most grotesque and misshapen thing.
Two streams of people filled the sidewalks--the home-hurrying, and that restless contingent that abandons home for the specious welcome of the thousand-candle-power
"You purchased a contingent reversion with it," the Marquis said darkly.
"Monsieur, may I ask on what you base that contingent proposal?--for contingent it is.
The results of confession were not contingent, they were certain; whereas betrayal was not certain.
The tool they selected after a stay of several days in their camp outside the village was a tall, old headman of The Sheik's native contingent. He fell to the lure of the shining metal, for he had lived upon the coast and knew the power of gold.
The 2019 Merdeka Day parade kicked off today with six contingents as the main theme.
The Igorot community in Davao celebrated with the coaches, chaperones, and athletes who are contingents of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the Palarong Pambansa 2019.
Addressing those policemen who participated in the parade, Islamabad Police Chief said that performance of police contingents has been recorded in the annals of history.
During visit, Chief of Air Staff inspected the Medal Parade of Bangladesh Air Force Contingents in Democratic Republic Congo as the chief guest and exchanged greetings with the members of the contingents.