Definition of Contributory

1. Adjective. Tending to bring about; being partly responsible for. "A contributory factor"

Exact synonyms: Conducive, Contributing, Contributive, Tributary
Similar to: Causative
Derivative terms: Conduce, Contribute, Contribute



Definition of Contributory

1. a. Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to some common stock; contributive.

2. n. One who contributes, or is liable to be called upon to contribute, as toward the discharge of a common indebtedness.

Definition of Contributory

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or involving a contribution ¹

2. Adjective. Tending to contribute to a result ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contributory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contributory

contributer
contributers
contributes
contributing
contributing(a)
contribution
contributional
contributions
contributive
contributively
contributor
contributorily
contributors
contributorship
contributorships
contributory (current term)
contributory negligence
contributour
contributours
contributress
contributrix
contrist
contristed
contristing
contrists
contrite
contritely
contriteness
contritenesses
contrition

Literary usage of Contributory

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1922)
"contributory negligence of employes. contributory negligence of employes—Illustrative instances. contributory negligence — Violation of statutory duty. ..."

2. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"If the official liquidator is satisfied, he will enter into a provisional agreement with the contributory embodying the terms of compromise, and will then ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The court granted a nonsuit, on the ground that plaintiff's injury was caused by his own contributory negligence, and was the result of a risk which he ..."

4. Death by Wrongful Act: A Treatise on the Law Peculiar to Actions for by Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1893)
"contributory negligence of beneficiaries not a bar in Iowa, Virginia, and Ohio. The decisions in Iowa and Virginia are hardly to be reconciled with the ..."

5. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1890)
"Requisites of contributory negligence —Want of ordinary care. ... What not contributory negligence — Failing to anticipate another's fault or wrongful act. ..."

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