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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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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.
In particular, in predictive conditionals the introduction of a conditional mental space by the protasis (i.
Another important parameter discussed in these chapters is Fillmore's concept of "epistemic stance", which, in conditionals, refers to the speaker's mental association with or dissociation from the situation described in the protasis.
Often, the conditionals in (5b) and (5c) are called "subjunctive" or "counterfactual" conditionals, but as Comrie (1986: 89-93) has convincingly argued, conditional constructions like (5b) and (5c) are not inherently counterfactual, but differ in degree of hypotheticality.
The present paper argues that McGee's examples rely for their plausibility not only on the assumption that the conditionals occurring in them, are not material conditionals but also on the assumption that they satisfy the law of exportation.
Though the study of conditional sentences in terms of their meanings and functions has expanded rapidly over the past twenty years, analyses have not often dealt with noncanonical conditional constructions, focusing instead on canonical conditionals like those marked by if in English.
Over the past twenty years or so, the study of conditional sentences from the perspective of their functions has aimed to demonstrate that the factors involved in the meaning and use of conditionals extend well beyond the logico-philosophical notions of truth and falsity.
The goal of the present paper is to further extend pragmatics-based analyses of conditionals to the study of noncanonical conditional constructions, focusing specifically on one such construction: the Spanish como conditional.
The transaction includes 64 orders (35 firm orders and 29 conditional orders) plus 64 options.
Including today's order, SkyWest has total commitments for 248 CRJ200 aircraft comprised of 100 firm orders, 29 conditional orders and 119 options.
Options and conditional orders for the 50-seat model CRJ100/200 represent another 615 aircraft, for an overall total of 1,413 units.

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