noun an adjunct or accessory.
2. contingency ·noun union or connection; the state of touching or contact.
3. contingency ·noun the quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.
4. contingency ·noun an event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.
5. contingency ·noun a certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.