The Alternative English Dictionary: if, as and when

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if, as and when
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (informal, chiefly, legal) In the event that the thing being discussed comes to pass.
    • 1944, , letter to William O. Douglas, quoted in Melvin I. Urofsky (1989), '"Dear Teacher": The Correspondence of William O. Douglas and Thomas Reed Powell', Law and History Review 7(2), page 364, No one cares about what a judge thinks, if, as and when. All that counts is what he says.
    • http://books.google.com/books?id=bsq34xwCzxsC, page 75, 0803261489 , “The whole thing, Tyne decided, would make a nice problem to mull over in his old age -- if, as, and when.”
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  • when, as, and if

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