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 Continental System.Contra bonos Mores (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Contin’gent (A).
 
The quota of troops furnished by each of several contracting powers, according to agreement. The word properly means the number which falls to the lot of each; hence we call a fortuitous event a contingency.   1
 


 Continental System.Contra bonos Mores (Latin). 

 
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