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  • adj. contributory
  • adj. tributary; contributing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Contributory.
  • adj. Tributary; contributing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Contributory; tributary.


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  • I find it a basic evasion of a business cost, and a heavy contributary cause for Inflation.

    Economic Attribution Error, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • By abolishing official charity and substituting a non-contributary system of old age pensions, a general system of insurance by the State of all its members against unemployment and invalidism ...

    Becoming a Socialist Nation | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • And if now, in the inevitable reflux, the BNP can do some dirty but needful work contributary to breaking the citadels of the lunatic British nomenklatura, then more power to them.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I also think it may have been a contributary cause of his death aged only 54.

    Feeling Unwell

  • Tacitus says that Augustus had a memoir, written in his own hand, which contained the revenues of the empire, the fleets and contributary kingdoms.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • To say that his policies and attitude have been a significant contributary factor however, is surely indisputable.

    The Blair Effect

  • The root cause is still open to debate although I'm inclined to accept the view that the rise of our Industrial society is a significant contributary factor.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Alcohol was suspected to have played a contributary role in more than half of all accidents reported, Maharaj said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So justly could Fielding apportion the contributary negligence of society towards the criminals bred by its apathy.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • Sundays and some part of the others were devoted to a recreation; and this took no account of the briefcases brought home, the thought and contributary preoccupations.



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