Origin of contingent
Related Words for contingentunforeseen, detachment, batch, dependent, chance, incidental, probable, accidental, body, set, section, mission, quota, sect, deputation, bunch, disciples, casual, fluky, fortuitous
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Contemporary Examples of contingent
Former Texas governor Ann Richards was a big fan of the Texas Rangers, a contingent of which was her protective detail.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
A notably large Irish contingent took part in the infamous draft riots because they did not want to compete for jobs with blacks.This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage
November 29, 2014
Its future on the Great White Way is contingent on the Times review.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
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
July 25, 2014
The victims were friends of his, as the Mexican and Russian contingent in the shop had grown close.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed
July 1, 2014
Historical Examples of contingent
The 58th Ohio, (German,) also contained a Cleveland contingent.Cleveland Past and Present
The contingent numbered sixteen Europeans, and about 350 natives.
Was crowned in Westminster Abbey, but without the American contingent.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
He paid a contingent fee and was listed as one of the competitors.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
In recent years preceding, the annual contingent had been about 430,000.
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.