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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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Conditionality is now available to asset managers as a subscription to software and investment research.
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This article is related to the literature on foreign aid in general and to the work on the failure of aid conditionality in particular.
It should be argued building on the second line of argumentation in this study - that the promise of conditionality as a strategy to promote democracy does not depend only on the conditions derived from a cost-benefit analysis.
The downgrades follow recent disclosures of increased conditionality around when support could be provided to these GRIs.
However, the downgrades reflect recent disclosures that reveal the increasing conditionality under which support may be provided.
Talking to a private TV channel here Wednesday, he stated that Kerry-Lugar owing to its terms and conditionality has become a controversial discussion topic throughout the Country and PML-N has an explicit stance that the Government should address the basic concerns of the masses on the bill before considering it.
The opening paper on European Union's positive conditionality model in the pre-accession process by Viljar Veebel focuses on the definition and application of the central method of the EU pre-accession process--the positive conditionality in the course of EU enlargements.
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.

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