[kuhn-trib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; contributing.
furnishing something toward a result: a contributory factor.
of, pertaining to, or constituting an insurance or pension plan the premiums of which are paid partly by an employer and partly by employees.
subject to contribution or levy.
noun, plural contributories.
a person or thing that contributes.

1375–1425; late Middle English contributorie < Medieval Latin contribūtōrius. See contribute, -tory1

noncontributory, adjective, noun, plural noncontributories.
uncontributory, adjective

2. accessory, ancillary.
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contributory (kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ, -trɪ)
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
n , -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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