Incident
Incident In"ci*dent, a. [L. incidens, -entis, p. pr. & of incidere to fall into or upon; pref. in- in, on + cadere to fall: cf. F. incident. See {Cadence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface. [1913 Webster]

2. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous. [1913 Webster]

As the ordinary course of common affairs is disposed of by general laws, so likewise men's rarer incident necessities and utilities should be with special equity considered. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining. [1913 Webster]

All chances incident to man's frail life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The studies incident to his profession. --Milward. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal. [1913 Webster]

{Incident proposition} (Logic), a proposition subordinate to another, and introduced by who, which, whose, whom, etc.; as, Julius, whose surname was C[ae]sar, overcame Pompey. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]


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  • incident — [in′sə dənt] adj. [OFr < ML < prp. of L incidere, to fall upon < in , on + cadere, to fall: see CASE1] 1. likely to happen as a result or concomitant; incidental (to) [the cares incident to parenthood] 2. falling upon, striking, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Incident — In ci*dent, n. [Cf. F. incident.] 1. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence. [1913 Webster] 2. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event. [1913 Webster] No person, no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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