Contingent Claim Against Decedent's Estate Law and Legal Definition

Contingent claim against decedent's estate is a debt of a pecuniary nature enforced in law or equity against the decedent in his lifetime and where the liability depends upon some future event which may or may not happen, so that it is wholly uncertain whether there ever will be a liability. [Kreichman v. Webster, 110 Vt. 105 (Vt. 1938)].