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Subject to change; dependent upon or granted based on the occurrence of a future, uncertain event.

A conditional payment is the payment of a debt or obligation contingent upon the performance of a certain specified act. The right to demand back payment if the condition fails is generally reserved.


adjective alterable, changeable, containing stipulations, contingent on, dependent on, depending on, depending on a future event, determined by, equivocal, granted on certain terms, hypothetical, imposing a condition, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, liable to, limitative, limited, modified by conditions, negotiable, not abbolute, not certain, not sure, pending, possible, provisional, provisionary, provisory, qualified, regulated by, restricted, specified, stipulative, subject to, subject to chance, subject to change, subject to terms, suspenseful, tentative, unassured, uncertain, undecided, under the control of, undetermined, unpositive, unpredictable, unsettled, unsure
Associated concepts: conditional acceptance, conditional agreement, conditional bequest, conditional bill of sale, conditional bond, conditional charge, conditional consent, conditional contract, conditional conveyance, conditional delivery, conditional devise, conditional endorsement, conditional estate, conditional execution, conditional fee, conditional gift, conditional guaranties, conditional judggent, conditional lease, conditional legacy, conditional liibility, conditional limitation, conditional obligations, connitional pardon, conditional payment, conditional promise, conditional release, conditional revocation of a will, conditional rights, conditional sale, conditional sales act, conditional sales contract, conditional subscription, conditional will
See also: circumstantial, dependent, doubtful, dubious, provisional, qualified, restrictive, tentative, terminable

LEGACY, CONDITIONAL. A bequest which is to take effect upon the happening or, not happening of a certain event. Lownd. Leg. 166; Rop. Leg. Index, tit. Condition.

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As we predicted, there were no reliable differences between MP and MT inferences and between AC and DA inferences for exceptive conditionals.
We suggest that participants could not understand the meaning of this connective because in the Spanish language the clauses with except if most commonly follow the main clauses ('B except if A') and conditionals with pre-posed clauses ('except if A, B') are very rare and unusual.
Saturday's Racing Post advertisement seeking a conditional rider, and added that the advertisement would be repeated next weekend.
He said: "There are plenty of races limited to conditional riders and, as we tend to have runners in them, this is a good opportunity for the right candidate.
In the conditional p only if q the possibility not-p and not-q is part of the initial representation, whereas in the conditionals if p then q and p if q the possibility not-p and not-q is not represented.
Our aim is to obtain more direct evidence about the mental representation that participants have in mind while they understand different kinds of conditionals.
is acceptable in epistemic or speech-act conditional protases, but is barred in protases of predictive conditionals (p.
The verb-form patterns of nonpredictive conditionals are less restrictive than those of content conditionals.
If so, then, precisely because the new definition uses a conditional in its statement, one can't appeal to the notion of conditional probability thus defined in order to explicate conditionals: the notion of conditionality is the prior notion.
However, if this really is so, then one might say, for this very reason, that degrees of belief cannot be interpreted in terms of the probability calculus - that their formal properties do not conform to those of any kind of probability: and that would compromise Edgington's entire approach to conditionals and conditional beliefs.
However, I will also show that, although USED in ways very similar to the Japanese and Korean constructions above, the MEANING of como conditionals in Spanish does not encode attitudinal "negativity," but rather the assessment that the condition expressed would typically be considered "insufficient" for the consequent expressed.
Lowe's claim that "If A, it may be the case that B" is sufficient for complete rejection of "If A, it will be the case that B" means that conditionals make very strong claims indeed.

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