Definition of Conditional

1. Adjective. Qualified by reservations.

Similar to: Qualified
Derivative terms: Conditionality

2. Adjective. Imposing or depending on or containing a condition. "The conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"

Definition of Conditional

1. a. Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.

2. n. A limitation.

Definition of Conditional

1. Noun. (grammar) More completely conditional sentence, a statement that depends on a condition being true or false. ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) The conditional mood. ¹

3. Noun. (logic) A statement that one sentence is true if another is. ¹

4. Noun. (computing programming) An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point. ¹

5. Adjective. Depending on a condition. ¹

6. Adjective. (logic) Stating that one sentence is true if another is. ¹

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Definition of Conditional

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conditional

condition precedent
conditional (current term)
conditional-lethal mutant
conditional agreement
conditional contract
conditional entropy
conditional mood
conditional moods
conditional mutation
conditional perfect
conditional probability
conditional proof
conditional reaction
conditional reflex

Literary usage of Conditional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1866)
"Of conditional sales and covenants to pay. The case of sale, with an agreement for a repurchase within a given time, is totally distinct, and not applicable ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Estates- tail, being thus by degrees unfettered, are now reduced again to almost the same state, even before issue born, as conditional fees were in at ..."

3. The Australian Digest by Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1899)
"Additional conditional Purchase—Applicant for not resident on basal conditional pure ... The mortgagee of a conditional purchase applied under s. ..."

4. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Such relative clauses have the effect of imposing a condition on the main clause, and correspond in form to the conditions of ordinary conditional sentences ..."

5. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"Compare as to mortgage exe- conditional itale, what constitutes. ... 186; Matter of Darles (DC, and the transaction constituted a conditional 680. Hoyt v. ..."

6. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"The conditional Sentence differs from other complex sentences in this, ... Like all complex sentences, however, the conditional Sentence has arisen from the ..."

7. The Australian Digest by Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1900)
"The holder of a conditional purchase outside and adjoining a special area in the Central District, is not entitled to take up land within such special area ..."

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