CONTRIBUTORYcontributory (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.]
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.