contingency contract

contingency contract
A contract, part of performance of which at least is dependent on the happening of a contingency. Sometimes used to refer to fee arrangement with attorney who agrees to accept his fee on the contingency of a successful outcome.
See fee

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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