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.
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- contingency reserve,
- contingency table,
- contingency tax,
- contingent beneficiary,
- contingent liability,
- contingent worker,
Also called contingency fee.
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