contingence

[kuh n-tin-juh ns]
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Origin of contingence

First recorded in 1520–30; conting(ent) + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for contingence

contingence

noun
  1. the state of touching or being in contact
  2. another word for contingency
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Word Origin and History for contingence
n.

early 16c., from Medieval Latin *contingentia, from contingent- present participle stem of contingere "to touch" (see contact (n.)).

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