Definition of 'contributory'
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There is contributory negligence in this disturbing prospect. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is no attempt in the austerity programme to protect contributory benefits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This skill shortage is also a major contributory factor to the demand from employers for immigrant labour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An inherited factor is established but there are other contributory causes. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)Long-term stress is also a contributory factor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said that reading was the principal contributory factor towards maintaining his sanity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bad weather is cited as a contributory factor in most recent crashes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The contributory system is designed to keep people out - mostly women. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would mean that the residual contributory elements of benefits were extended, not frozen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Global warming is merely an aspect of biodiversity loss, a contributory cause. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A degree of contributory negligence was involved. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Arguments over lenders' contributory negligence in handing out money to all and sundry is an obvious line of attack. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a contributory factor. The Sun (2012)If you can identify contributory factors, improving your general health and finding ways to manage stress more effectively will help enormously. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another contributory factor to problems in hot weather that is usually overlooked is the danger of excessive exercise in hot, humid weather. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A contributory factor to the dropout... is the poor qualifications of those recruited. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may be a contributory factor but it's probably not the alcohol itself that's the real problem. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In contributory schemes, both the employer and employee invest in a tax-free fund that grows during the savings period. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At the moment there is no doctrine of contributory negligence for the pedestrian and there needs to be,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is almost inevitable, and certainly desirable, that contributory benefits should continue to decline as a proportion of social security spending. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There had been no doubt contributory causes, such as the employment of women and perhaps abuse of alcohol, but these were subsidiary matters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Should the worst happen, you could hardly be surprised if a jury felt you had been guilty of a degree of contributory negligence '. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Feeling stressed, overstretched and not in control are the main contributory factors to female weight loss, and these particular women are under more or less constant scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the question of contributory negligence each party had caused the injury in that, if either had taken proper care, the accident would probably have been avoided. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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