in case

conjunction

Definition of in case

1 : as a precaution against the event that carries a gun in case he is attacked
2 : if in case we are surprised, keep by me— Washington Irving

First Known Use of in case

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“In case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20case. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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