Meaning of contingency
Pronunciation: (kun-tin'jun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
- dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness: Nothing was left to contingency.
- a contingent event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain: He was prepared for every contingency.
- something incidental to a thing.
- contingency (Thesaurus)