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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Conditional expression in the While command must contain at least one variable, whose value should be known when Mathematica executes the While command for the first time.
I will not so much concentrate on the definitions of modality or conditionality, but simply explain the usage of Mari past tense verb forms in conditional expressions.
We wish to examine whether people think differently about counterfactuals based on these three conditional expressions, and whether they make different inferences from them.
Conditional expressions represent the skill that Rockley refers to when she writes "Technical writers need to understand how information can be used in multiple ways as they write to ensure their content is reusable" (p.
Most systems for analyzing the flow of values include techniques for determining that some combination of conditional expressions in the program rules out a particular dependence.

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