contributory


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con·trib·u·to·ry

 (kən-trĭb′yə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving contribution.
2. Helping to bring about a result.
3. Subject to an impost or levy.
n. pl. con·trib·u·to·ries
One that contributes.

contributory

(kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
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. (Insurance) 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, pl -ries
5. a person or thing that contributes
6. (Law) company law a member or former member of a company liable to contribute to the assets on the winding-up of the company

con•trib•u•to•ry

(kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; contributing.
2. furnishing something toward a result: a contributory factor.
3. of or pertaining to an insurance or pension plan whose premiums are paid by contributions from both employee and employer.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contributory - 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"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"

contributory

adjective
1. Giving or able to give help or support:
2. Tending to contribute to a result:
Translations

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ] ADJ [cause, factor] → que contribuye, contribuyente
contributory pension schemeplan m cotizable de jubilación

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtəri] adj [cause, factor] → annexe
it was a contributory factor in ... → ce facteur a contribué à ...con trick narnaque f

contributory

adj
it’s certainly a contributory factor/causees ist sicherlich ein Faktor, der dazu beiträgt or der mit eine Rolle spielt; to be a contributory cause of a diseaseein Faktor sein, der zu einer Krankheit beiträgt; to be contributory to somethingzu etw beitragen
pension schemebeitragspflichtig

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtrɪ] adj (cause) → che contribuisce
it was a contributory factor in ... → quello ha contribuito a...
References in classic literature ?
There is little definite material for an answer to this question, but the probability is that there were at least three contributory causes.
The blacksmith availing himself of the mild, summer-cool weather that now reigned in these latitudes, and in preparation for the peculiarly active pursuits shortly to be anticipated, Perth, the begrimed, blistered old blacksmith, had not removed his portable forge to the hold again, after concluding his contributory work for Ahab's leg, but still retained it on deck, fast lashed to ringbolts by the foremast; being now almost incessantly invoked by the headsmen, and harpooneers, and bowsmen to do some little job for them; altering, or repairing, or new shaping their various weapons and boat furniture.
We may with James accept visceral and organic sensations and the memories and associations of them as contributory to primitive emotion, but we must regard them as re-enforcing rather than as initiating the psychosis.
You could not have chosen your subject better, and all contributory factors have been unwarrantedly propitious.
From my list of contributory causes I find that I have omitted one item--viz.
scoundrel imperfectly reverent of, and niggardly contributory to,
While Graeme Cooke's article in this issue offers a useful taxonomy of the current debate around contributory welfare, and we too are keen to move to concrete policy suggestions, we differ from Graeme in a number of ways, both in our view of the possible problems that contributory welfare may be seen as trying to solve, and in the areas of policy where we believe a contributory approach to be appropriate.
BeFrank will start operations after the Act on the Introduction of the Contributory Pension Institution, the so called Premiepensioeninstelling (PPI), comes into force on 1 January 2011.
Patrick Ibeziako has joined Gwent Hospitals Contributory Fund, which was established in 1839, with a specific remit to expand membership to the organisation's corporate and private health cash plan packages.
For all accidents, failing to look properly was a contributory factor in 35 per cent of incidents, statistics published by the Department for Transport showed.
Speeding is known to be a contributory factor in more than a quarter of deaths on UK roads.
Three-quarters of at-work drivers admit driving at 35mph in a 30mph zone, compared to six in 10 other drivers Speeding is known to be a contributory factor in more than a quarter of deaths on UK roads.