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contributory

[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; contributing.
2.
furnishing something toward a result:
a contributory factor.
3.
of, pertaining to, or constituting an insurance or pension plan the premiums of which are paid partly by an employer and partly by employees.
4.
subject to contribution or levy.
noun, plural contributories.
5.
a person or thing that contributes.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English contributorie < Medieval Latin contribūtōrius. See contribute, -tory1
Related forms
noncontributory, adjective, noun, plural noncontributories.
uncontributory, adjective
Synonyms
2. accessory, ancillary.
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Examples from the web for contributory
  • Governments have responded to this inequity by creating non-contributory pensions and other social programmes.
  • contributory members will be able to see their credited service and account balances as of the date indicated.
  • Non-contributory pensions are not based on contributions from the employee.
  • To answer that question you need to know if you are a reimbursable or contributory employer.
  • At common law, contributory negligence was originally an absolute defense.
British Dictionary definitions for contributory

contributory

/kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
(often foll by to) sharing in or being partly responsible (for the cause of something): a contributory factor
2.
giving or donating to a common purpose or fund
3.
of, relating to, or designating an insurance or pension scheme in which the premiums are paid partly by the employer and partly by the employees who benefit from it
4.
liable or subject to a tax or levy
noun (pl) -ries
5.
a person or thing that contributes
6.
(company law) a member or former member of a company liable to contribute to the assets on the winding-up of the company
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