contingency fee

noun

Definition of contingency fee

  1. :  a fee for services (as of a lawyer) paid upon successful completion of the services and usually calculated as a percentage of the gain realized for the client —called also contingent fee

1905

First Known Use of contingency fee

1905


CONTINGENCY FEE Defined for English Language Learners

contingency fee

noun

Definition of contingency fee for English Language Learners

  • : a payment that you make to a lawyer only if the lawyer wins your case in court


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contingency fee

  1. see fee 2

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