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contributory


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contributory  \Con*trib"u*to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Contributories}. 
  One  who  contributes,  or  is  liable  to  be  called  upon  to 
  contribute,  as  toward  the  discharge  of  a  common  indebtedness. 
  --Abbott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contributory  \Con*trib"u*to*ry\,  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.  --Milton. 
 
  Bonfires  of  contributory  wood.  --Chapman. 
 
  {Contributory  negligence}  (Law),  negligence  by  an  injured 
  party,  which  combines  with  the  negligence  of  the  injurer 
  in  producing  the  injury,  and  which  bars  recovery  when  it 
  is  the  proximate  cause  of  the  injury.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contributory 
  adj  :  tending  to  bring  about  being  partly  responsible  for 
  "working  conditions  are  not  conducive  to  productivity"; 
  "the  seaport  was  a  contributing  factor  in  the  growth  of 
  the  city";  "a  contributory  factor"  [syn:  {conducive},  {contributing(a)}, 
  {contributive}] 




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