Definition of contingent:
company, depending on, restricted, dependent on, reliant, start, detail, detachment, brigade, fluky, discussion group, accidental, chairman, chairwoman, fortuitous, subject, conditioned, relative, chair, point, restrictive, prohibitive, dependent upon, cavalry, battalion, finite, likely, contingent on, specific, dependant on, limiting, under control, contingent upon, limited, chance, meeting, chairperson, casual, convener, surprise, delegate, deputation, exclusive, dependant upon, command, uncertain, possible, inadvertent, advance guard, odd, conditional, particular, corps, within limits, item, probable.
Up, and with Sir W. Batten to White Hall to Sir W. Coventry's chamber, and there did receive the Duke's order for Balty's receiving of the contingent money to be paymaster of it, and it pleases me the more for that it is but L1500, which will be but a little sum for to try his ability and honesty in the disposing of, and so I am the willinger to trust and pass my word for him therein.- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
The defeated contingent then withdrew from the convention after having presented a statement in which they declared that the people cry aloud for relief; they are bending under a burden growing heavier with the passing hours; endeavour no longer brings its just reward ...- "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
Some would prefer to limit the notion of credit transaction to transactions in which there remains some contingent responsibility on the part of the one who uses the credit instrument, but this would be to deny the name, credit transaction, to cases where bank- notes or government paper are used in payments, as well as to deny it to the case where bonds are sold.- "The Value of Money", Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr..