conditional obligation

Definition of "conditional obligation"
  1. A duty that only becomes applicable if a specific, uncertain occurrence takes place
How to use "conditional obligation" in a sentence
  1. The insurer's conditional obligation to pay the claim arises only if the event insured against occurs.
  2. Parties to a contract may have a conditional obligation dependent on the fulfillment of an agreed-upon event.
  3. A conditional obligation in a lease might require the landlord to make improvements to the property if certain conditions are met.

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