Contingent

Con*tin"gent

, n. 1. An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
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His understanding could almost pierce into future contingents.
South.
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2. That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.
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From the Alps to the border of Flanders, contingents were required . . . 200,000 men were in arms.
Milman.
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