Definition of contribution
contributiveplay \kən-ˈtri-byə-tiv\ adjective
Examples of contribution in a sentence
They thanked him for his contribution of time and money.
He made an important contribution to the debate.
As mayor, he made many positive contributions to the growth of the city.
a book of essays including contributions from several well-known political columnists
The money was raised by voluntary contribution.
Origin and Etymology of contribution
First Known Use: 14th century
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Legal Definition of contribution
1 : payment of a share of an amount for which one is liable: as a : shared payment of a judgment by joint tortfeasors especially according to proportional fault — compare apportion a b : pro rata apportionment of loss among all the insurance policies covering the same person or property — compare indemnity
2 : the money paid by one responsible for a share
3 : payment to a common fund (as by an employer or employee to an insurance plan or retirement fund)
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