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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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Virtue, which is equated with knowledge, is praised not because it has some goodness divorced from happiness, but because as a matter of contingent fact it is useful for pursuing that universal goal that all people, as a result of a common human nature, are bound to pursue.
Inverted First-Person Authority" argues that it is a purely contingent fact that our access to our mental states is introspective while physical objects are known through perception.
Thus, the contingent fact that some skills allow Homo Sapiens an `internal access,' while others do not, is theoretically neutral when considering the nature of justification per se.
Nerlich uses this observation in a general attack against antirealism about space(time): That space is unobservable, elusive, and hence for the antirealist ontologically suspect, is due to the contingent fact that space is for all practical purposes flat.