the collapse of that nation's economy was one contingence that the architects of the war hadn't planned on
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borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French, "indeterminacy," borrowed from Medieval Latin contingentia "tangency, indeterminacy, chance" (Late Latin, "what is possible"), noun derivative of contingent-, contingens "dependent on circumstances, contingent entry 1