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contingency fee

noun

contingent fee

noun
1.
a fee paid to a lawyer conducting a suit, especially a suit for damages, in the event that the suit is successful and generally based on a percentage of the sum recovered.
Also called contingency fee.
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British Dictionary definitions for contingency-fee

contingency fee

noun
1.
a lawyer's fee that only becomes payable if the case is successful
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