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 for Contributory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contributory \Con*trib"u*to*ry\, a.
     Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same
     end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to
     some common stock; contributive. --Milton.
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           Bonfires of contributory wood.           --Chapman.
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     Contributory negligence (Law), negligence by an injured
        party, which combines with the negligence of the injurer
        in producing the injury, and which bars recovery when it
        is the proximate cause of the injury. --Wharton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contributory \Con*trib"u*to*ry\, n.; pl. Contributories.
     One who contributes, or is liable to be called upon to
     contribute, as toward the discharge of a common indebtedness.
     --Abbott.
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