contributor

[kuh n-trib-yuh-ter] /kənˈtrɪb yə tər/
noun
1.
a person who contributes money, assistance, etc.
2.
a person who contributes an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like.
Origin
1400–50; late Middle English contributour < Anglo-French. See contribute, -tor
Related forms
contributorial
[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /kənˌtrɪb yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
noncontributor, noun
British Dictionary definitions for contributorial
contributor (kənˈtrɪbjʊtə)
 
n
1.  a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc
2.  something that is a factor in or is partly responsible for something: alcohol was a contributor to his death

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Word Origin and History for contributorial
contributor
1530, from Anglo-Fr. contributour, from V.L. *contributorem, agent noun from contribut-, stem of contribuere (see contribution). Related: Contributory (mid-15c.).
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