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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.

References in classic literature ?
While saying this, which his character as a gentleman of some little station, and his character as a father, equally demanded of him, he would not be so diplomatic as to conceal that the proposal remained in hopeful abeyance and under conditional acceptance, and that he thanked Mr Sparkler for the compliment rendered to himself and to his family.
Except that the son's inheriting is made conditional on his marrying a girl, who at the date of the will, was a child of four or five years old, and who is now a marriageable young woman.
AMONG the cases dealt with by Teesside Magistrates' Court on October 26 were: Sean Bowmer, 44, of Hartington Road, Stockton, given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay PS50 compensation and a PS150 charge for assault.
Quantity or scope: The contract will be a firm phase and two conditional phases defined below: - Firm phase: Construction of two test wells 150 m3 / h in diameter 220 mm, one 15 meters deep and the other 30 metres.
The market for conditional access systems is segmented, based on the type of solutions, into smartcard-based CAS and card-less CAS.
The above Conditional Warrants are to have an exercise price of 2.
Julie Barton, 40, of Boaler Street, Kensington, charged with theft - 12 months conditional discharge with pounds 90 costs.
Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser: Mental Spaces in Grammar: Conditional Constructions.
One might also hypothesize that this tendency for negation could over time become conventionalized as a syntactic restriction on these conditional structures.
I thought this done; I thought this was put to rest legally as far as their ability to expand on their conditional use permit,'' Tipton said.
OTTAWA -- For the second year in a row the number of offenders serving conditional sentences in the community on an average day surpassed the number of adults serving a sentence in a provincial or territorial jail, the Centre for Justice Statistics reports.