, n. [Cf. F. incident.] 1. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence.
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2. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event.
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No person, no incident, in a play but must be of use to carry on the main design.
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3. (Law) Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal. Tomlins.

Syn. -- Circumstance; event; fact; adventure; contingency; chance; accident; casualty. See Event.
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