Origin of contingent
Examples from the Web for contingently
It is presupposed in the possibility of our contingently given experience.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
The objects of sense-perception are external, individual, "nearest to sense," and occasionally or contingently present to sense.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
I'm not such a fool as to ask of any woman—least of all of you—to love me contingently.
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.