Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Condition Subsequent Definition:

A condition in a contract that causes the contract to become invalid if a certain event occurs.

A condition in a contract or will that causes the contract to become invalid if a certain event occurs.

This is different from a condition precedent.

The happening of a condition subsequent may invalidate a contract which is, until that moment, fully valid and binding. In the case of a condition precedent, no binding contract exists until the condition occurs.

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