contingency fee

noun
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of contingency fee

: 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

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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

legal Definition of contingency fee

see fee 2

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