- contingency fund,
- contingency plan,
- contingency reserve,
- contingency table,
- contingency tax,
- contingent beneficiary,
- contingent fee,
- contingent liability,
- contingent worker,
Origin of contingent
Examples from the Web for contingent
Former Texas governor Ann Richards was a big fan of the Texas Rangers, a contingent of which was her protective detail.
Characters in The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. are “The Contingent Man and Woman.”How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The victims were friends of his, as the Mexican and Russian contingent in the shop had grown close.
It seems unlikely that the ASU contingent will be able to make a coherent case against Farland.Is John Garland Guilty of Teaching While White at Alabama State?|John McWhorter|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a while, Bell was the popular and admired face of the British contingent in Baghdad.
Leibniz here distinctly opposes identical truths as necessary, to truth connected with reason as contingent.
The Indian contingent alone is said to have lost 1000 yesterday.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"|George Davidson
Bosquet, in command of a French division and a Turkish contingent, was assigned to attack Menzikov's left.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
General Yermoul and his colleagues would command the contingent from Gnaphisthasia, consisting of fourteen thousand wayleals.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
I suppose they would have succeeded, too, if a large amount given to the city were not contingent on its preservation.Linda Condon|Joseph Hergesheimer
Word Origin for contingent
late 14c., from Old French contingent or directly from Latin contingentem (nominative contingens) "happening, touching," present participle of contingere "to touch" (see contact). The noun is from 1540s, "thing happening by chance;" as "a group forming part of a larger group" from 1727.