Definition of In case

1. Adverb. If there happens to be need. "I have money, just in case"

Exact synonyms: Just In Case



Definition of In case

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In the event; should there be a need. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In Case

in bed with
in behalf of
in bend
in between
in black and white
in bloom
in bondage
in bonds(p)
in both ears
in breadth(p)
in brief
in broad daylight
in business
in camera
in case (current term)
in cash
in chains(p)
in character
in charge
in check
in chief
in chorus
in church
in circles
in clinical parlance
in clover
in cold blood
in collaboration
in college

Literary usage of In case

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... and from and after his decease to the heirs of his body, to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants; and in case of his decease without issue ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That except in case of an election of a ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The same may be done in case of delirium also. Many recommend the trial to be ... in case of necessity a deacon may be delegated, and if the necessity be ..."

4. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1872)
"... By articles of association of a company it was provided that, in case of tho dismissal of S., tho manager, he should be paid tho full amount of money ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"in case of S., we have after the first two intervals, a fairly regular decline to 45+% in the eighth. Comparing the two classes of wrong judgments with each ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"in case 2, however, the adhesions were so firm and so universal that I would not attempt its removal at the first operation, and when excising it at the ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... and from and after his decease to the heirs of his body, to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants; and in case of his decease without issue ..."

8. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That except in case of an election of a ..."

9. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The same may be done in case of delirium also. Many recommend the trial to be ... in case of necessity a deacon may be delegated, and if the necessity be ..."

10. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1872)
"... By articles of association of a company it was provided that, in case of tho dismissal of S., tho manager, he should be paid tho full amount of money ..."

11. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"in case of S., we have after the first two intervals, a fairly regular decline to 45+% in the eighth. Comparing the two classes of wrong judgments with each ..."

12. The Lancet (1898)
"in case 2, however, the adhesions were so firm and so universal that I would not attempt its removal at the first operation, and when excising it at the ..."

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