in case


Definition of in case

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

First Known Use of in case

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“In case.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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