Definition of “contributory” - English Dictionary

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“contributory” in British English

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contributoryadjective

uk /kənˈtrɪb.jə.tər.i/ us /kənˈtrɪb.jə.tɔːr.i/

used to refer to something that you contribute to:

The company offers a contributory pension plan (= one to which both the employee and employer pay money).

helping to cause something:

Too little exercise is a contributory factor in heart disease.

(Definition of “contributory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)