noun, plural con·trib·u·to·ries.
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Origin of contributory
OTHER WORDS FROM contributorynon·con·trib·u·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·con·trib·u·to·ries.un·con·trib·u·to·ry, adjective
Words nearby contributory
Example sentences from the Web for contributory
Every October, the country largely ignores Filipino American History Month, which is a shame, given the enormous, contributory role Filipino Americans have played in shaping the American experience for everyone.
He contracted Hepatitis C from drug use, which was a contributory factor in his death.
He was a strong athletic young man, in spite of his long hair—or might that have been, as in Samson's case, a contributory cause?The Talking Horse|F. Anstey
Another contributory source to this oddest freak of my life was the terms on which I had returned to the college.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
The expression “contributory place” means a place other than a parish chargeable with special expenses.
But we may well consider these reconstructions as contributory essays and experiments in the general constructive effort.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
This warfare finds contributory causes in tribal migrations.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt