Contingent

(A). The quota of troops furnished by each of several contracting powers, according to agreement. The word properly means the number which falls to the lot of each; hence we call a fortuitous event a contingency.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Contingent from Fact Monster:

  • Douglas, James, 2d earl of Douglas and Mar - Douglas, James, 2d earl of Douglas and Mar Douglas, James, 2d earl of Douglas and Mar, ...
  • Taurage - Taurage Taurage , Ger. Tauroggen, town, W Lithuania, on the Yura River. Dating from the 13th cent., ...
  • Fort Dearborn - Fort Dearborn Fort Dearborn, U.S. army post on the Chicago River, NE Ill.; est. 1803 and named for ...
  • dower - dower dower, that portion of a deceased husband's real property that a widow is legally ...
  • adrenocorticotropic hormone - adrenocorticotropic hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone , polypeptide hormone secreted by the ...

Related Content