Meaning of CONDITIONAL in English


adj. & n.

adj. 1 (often foll. by on) dependent; not absolute; containing a condition or stipulation (a conditional offer). 2 Gram. (of a clause, mood, etc.) expressing a condition.

n. Gram. 1 a conditional clause etc. 2 the conditional mood. conditional discharge Law an order made by a criminal court whereby an offender will not be sentenced for an offence unless a further offence is committed within a stated period. conditionality n. conditionally adv.

[ ME f. OF condicionel or f. LL conditionalis (as condition) ]

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