condition precedent
condition precedent see condition

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

condition precedent
n.
A fact or state of affairs that must exist before a particular contractual duty must be performed.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


condition precedent
An event or state of affairs that must occur before something else will be required to occur. In a contract, a condition precedent is an event that must take place before the parties must perform the agreement. Compare: condition subsequent
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

condition precedent
The meaning of this term depends on the context in which it is used:
• In contract law, a condition in a contract which provides that the agreement or certain parts of the agreement will only come into force if and when certain conditions are met. No binding contract exists until the condition precedent has been satisfied.
• In banking terms, a condition in a loan agreement that must be satisfied by the borrower before it may request a drawdown and the lender is obliged to lend. Unless otherwise provided, the rest of the loan agreement will be binding on the borrower on execution and it will be obliged to pay fees and make representations from then.
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This term has a number of meanings. In the context of:
• Corporate, the conditions in a contract that must be satisfied before the agreement or certain parts of the agreement come into force.
• Finance, a condition in a loan agreement that the borrower must satisfy before it may request a drawdown and the lender is obligated to lend. Unless otherwise provided, the rest of the loan agreement will be binding on the borrower on execution and it will be obligated to pay fees and comply with the terms of the loan agreement.
Glossary

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

condition precedent
n.
   1) in a contract, an event which must take place before a party to a contract must perform or do their part.
   2) in a deed to real property, an event which has to occur before the title (or other right) to the property will actually be in the name of the party receiving title. Examples: if the ship makes it to port, the buyer agrees to pay for the freight on the ship and unload it; when daughter Gracella marries she shall then have full title to the property.
   See also: condition

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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