noncontributory

adjective non·con·trib·u·to·ry \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtri-byə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of noncontributory

: making or involving no contribution: such as
a : involving, relating to, or being an employee benefit (such as a pension plan) which is entirely funded by the employer with no contribution from the employee
  • a noncontributory pension
  • noncontributory life insurance plans
b : making no contribution to a medical diagnosis
  • A 52-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with a 11/2-month history of blisters on the sun-exposed areas of his face and dorsa of his hands. … Medical history was noncontributory; there was no family history of blistering disorders.
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First Known Use of noncontributory

1907

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Medical Dictionary

noncontributory

adjective non·con·trib·u·to·ry \ -kən-ˈtrib-yə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of noncontributory

: making no contribution to a medical diagnosis
  • the patient's past history was noncontributory

Law Dictionary

noncontributory

adjective non·con·trib·u·to·ry \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtri-byə-ˌtōr-ē \

legal Definition of noncontributory

: making or involving no contribution; specifically : involving, relating to, or being an employee benefit plan (as a pension plan) in which the employer pays the entire cost

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