|English Dictionary: contribution||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for contribution|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Contribution \Con`tri*bu"tion\, n. [L. contributio: cf. F.|
1. The act of contributing.
2. That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an
individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole
which is formed by the gifts of individuals.
A certain contribution for the poor saints which are
at jerusalem. --Rom. xv. 26.
Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical
3. (Mil.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved
on the people of a town or country.
These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid
by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his
straggling troops together. --Motley.
4. (Law) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a
share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their
number for the common benefit.