(law) A condition imposed on an agreement that must be satisfied before property is transferred between parties.
Condition-precedent Sentence Examples
On being summoned by the commissioners of the allied powers at Copenhagen to bring about a union between Norway and Sweden in accordance with the terms of the treaty of Kiel, and then return to Denmark, he replied that, as a constitutional king, he could do nothing without the consent of the Storthing, to the convocation of which a suspension of hostilities on the part of Sweden was the condition precedent.
From 1821 to 1891 the payment of at least a poll-tax was a condition precedent to the exercise of the suffrage.
He shows that a certain accumulation of capital is a condition precedent of this division, and that the degree to which it can be carried is dependent on the extent of the market.
As a general rule, it is a condition precedent to the exercise of these powers by a company that the capital of the undertaking should be fully subscribed.
But the continuance of the Republic in Paris was a condition precedent to the establishment of a republic in Rome, and the first had no chance of existence if the democracy in France did not remain in power.