contributory contributory  /kən ˈtrɪb jə ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) tending to bring about; being partly responsible for


  1. For if the root reasons for suicide remain murky, among the likely contributory causes is the power of personal example, as well as what might be called sheer morbid faddishness.
  2. By a vote of 3 to 1, Inland workers accepted the contributory plan.
  3. While acknowledging other contributory factors, they still believe dust was the major component of the sun-blocking shroud that dispatched the dinosaurs.


  • Tiny Bit at Fault? It May Kill Your Claim

    Contributory negligence and comparative negligence laws are intended to deal with situations where more than one driver has been found to have contributed to an auto accident. One type of negligence law could cut back any claim you make. The other could mean you get nothing.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: FOX Business


  1. "There has been a very disruptive period of time in the England dressing room," said Capel. "Some people handle things in different ways. I wonder at times whether that has been a contributory factor [to Panesar's performances]. When it...
    on Apr 9, 2009 By: David Capel Source:

  2. "We are disappointed to lose the last goal, I think it was a contributory factor that Davie Weir had come off," Smith told BBC Scotland. "With Christian Dailly, Amdy Faye and a new goalkeeper, we had a little bit of disruption in defence. It...
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Walter Smith Source:

  3. The Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "It is not yet clear to what extent his infection with the H1N1 virus may have been a contributory factor to his condition or whether it is incidental. Without at all wanting to diminish the gravity of this...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: BBC News

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