contingency fund

noun Accounting.
money or securities set aside to cover unexpected conditions or losses in business, usually supplementing a contingency reserve.
Also, contingent fund.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Such funds shall be deposited in the emergency and contingency fund.
Other components authorized through that date include supplemental grants and the contingency fund.
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