Definition of in the event that in US English:

in the event that


  • If; should it happen that.

    ‘in the event that an attack is launched, the defenders will have been significantly weakened by air attacks’
    • ‘I believe that each dancer probably has a reserve of fans that don't normally vote except in the event that there is a danger of being kicked out.’
    • ‘So the purpose of making that note was to cover yourself in the event that there was some dispute as to what was told to the client.’
    • ‘The only problem with this method occurs in the event that there actually is an afterlife.’
    • ‘Second, make sure you have the proper contact information in the event that there's a problem with your order.’
    • ‘Parking is not currently an issue for the museum, although in the event that there is an expansion it could become an issue.’
    • ‘Moreover, there was real doubt as to whether the later trial would go ahead in the event that there were findings of guilt in the first.’
    • ‘Reserve samples are kept in the event that later testing is required.’
    • ‘Host regulators must act boldly against international banks in the event that there are prudential concerns.’
    • ‘The pitchlock system is supposed to prevent the prop from going to flat pitch in the event that all the prop fluid is lost.’
    • ‘We are confused about how to handle the issue of which child should run the family business in the event that we were to die before they reach adulthood.’
    on condition that, provided, provided that, providing, providing that, presuming, presuming that, supposing, supposing that, assuming, assuming that, on the assumption that, allowing, allowing that, as long as, given that, with the provision that, with the proviso that, on the understanding that, with the understanding that, if and only if, contingent on, in the event that
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