condition precedent

Definition of "condition precedent"
  1. An event that has to happen before the obligations of a contract are required to be fulfilled
How to use "condition precedent" in a sentence
  1. The sale of the old house was a condition precedent for buying the new one.
  2. Completion of the training course was a condition precedent of his employment contract.
  3. Their contract included a condition precedent which required the government's approval.

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