contingent will
A will that only takes effect if specific conditions occur.
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  • contingent will — A will which is to take effect only upon the happening of a specified contingency. In re Craft s Estate, Tex.Civ.App., 358 S.W.2d 732, 734 …   Black's law dictionary

  • contingent will — Same as conditional will …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contingent — con·tin·gent /kən tin jənt/ adj 1: likely but not certain to happen compare executory 2: intended for use in circumstances not completely foreseen a contingent fund 3: dependent on or conditioned by something else …   Law dictionary

  • contingent — /kantinjant/ Possible, but not assured; doubtful or uncertain; conditioned upon the occurrence of some future event which is itself uncertain, or questionable. Synonymous with provisional. This term, when applied to a use, remainder, devise,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contingent — /kantinjant/ Possible, but not assured; doubtful or uncertain; conditioned upon the occurrence of some future event which is itself uncertain, or questionable. Synonymous with provisional. This term, when applied to a use, remainder, devise,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • will — An auxiliary verb commonly having the mandatory sense of shall or must. It is a word of certainty, while the word may is one of speculation and uncertainty will, noun Wish; desire; pleasure; inclination; choice; the faculty of conscious, and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • contingent interest — see interest 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contingent interest …   Law dictionary

  • contingent beneficiary — see beneficiary a, b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contingent beneficiary n. Someone who w …   Law dictionary

  • Contingent perceptual aftereffect — Contingent aftereffects are studied in human perception and can be defined as illusory percepts that are apparent on a test stimulus after exposure to an induction stimulus for an extended period. Contingent aftereffects can be contrasted with… …   Wikipedia

  • contingent remainder — see remainder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contingent remainder …   Law dictionary

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