a fee paid to a lawyer conducting a suit, especially a suit for damages, in the event that the suit is successful and generally based on a percentage of the sum recovered.
- Also called contingency fee.
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How to use contingent fee in a sentence
There is a chance, but it is a desperate chanceso desperate that I really cant afford to take this on my usual contingent fee.The Best Policy | Elliott Flower
Mr. Keen terminated the interview with characteristic tact, accepting the case on the contingent fee of $5,000.The Tracer of Lost Persons | Robert W. Chambers
But when I have stood up and fought for a man for pure friendship and a mere contingent fee, I learn to love him.Yellowstone Nights | Herbert Quick
He paid a contingent fee and was listed as one of the competitors.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout | Victor Appleton