in case
I. phrasal as a precaution <
took an umbrella, just in case
>
II. conjunction Date: 14th century 1. if <
in case we are surprised, keep by me — Washington Irving
>
2. as a precaution against the event that <
carries a gun in case he is attacked
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In case that — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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