contingent fee


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. contingency reserve,
  2. contingency table,
  3. contingency tax,
  4. contingent,
  5. contingent beneficiary,
  6. contingent liability,
  7. contingent worker,
  8. continual,
  9. continually,
  10. continuance

Also called contingency fee.

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