contributory


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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         Bonfires of contributory wood.           --Chapman.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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