contributory
con·trib·u·to·ry /kən-'tri-byə-ˌtōr-ē/ adj
1: characterized by or making contributions to a common fund or enterprise; specif: of, relating to, or being an employee benefit plan to which both employers and employees make contributions
2: helping to bring about an end or result
contributory infringement

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contributory
I adjective accessory, additional, aiding, assisting, auxiliary, beneficial, conducive, contributing, determining, helpful, helping, influential, instrumental, lending assistance, salutary, secondary, tributary, useful associated concepts: contributory cause, contributory negligence II index ancillary (auxiliary), beneficial, donative, gratuitous (given without recompense), instrumental, purposeful, subservient

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contributory
A person liable to contribute to the assets of a company on its winding up and every past and present member of the company, subject to certain exceptions to protect the principle of limited liability. Contributories tend to be shareholders who have not paid for their shares in full and members of unlimited companies.
The term is defined by statute (see section 79, Insolvency Act 1986) and judicial interpretation (see, for example, Re Chesterfield Catering Co Ltd [1977] Ch 373).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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