contributory (k[schwa]n-trib-y[schwa]-tor-ee), adj.

1. Tending to bring about a result.

2. (Of a pension fund) receiving contributions from both the employer and the employees. [Cases: Pensions 101¨C107. C.J.S. Pensions and Retirement Plans and Benefits ¡ì¡ì 53¨C68, 121¨C129.]

contributory, n.

1. One who contributes or who has a duty to contribute.

2. A contributing factor.

3. Hist. A person who, as a result of being or representing a past or present member of a corporation, is liable to contribute to the corporation’s debts upon its winding up.

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