Legal Definition and Related Resources of Contributory

Meaning of Contributory

As a noun relates to the winding up of companies. A person liable to contribute to the assets of a company upon it being wound up. Generally, a shareholder who has not paid up his stock in full.

Synonyms of Contributory


  • 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

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Contributory in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Affirmative Defense, Contributory Infringement, Contributory Negligence.

English Legal System: Contributory

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Contributory :

Any of the past or present members of a company, who are potentially liable to contribute to the company’s assets in the event of a *winding-up. The maximum liability is limited, in a company limited by shares (See limited company), to the amount unpaid on shares (See call). A past member remains liable for this amount if *winding-up follows within one year.







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