[Noun] The act of giving a share of money, help or advice; the thing contributed. Example: When someone leaves everyone gives a contribution towards a present.
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[n] - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause 2. [n] - an amount of money contributed 3. [n] - a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story 4. [n] - act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity 5. [n] - ... Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=contribution
Con`tri·bu'tion noun [ Latin contributio : confer French contribution .] 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... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/150
• (n.) 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. • (n.) The act of contributing. • (n.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country. • (n.) Payment, by each of several join... Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/contribution/
A partition by which the creditors of an insolvent debtor divide among themselves the proceeds of his property proportionably to the amount of their respective credits. Found on http://www.lectlaw.com/def/c302.htm
1) The sharing of a loss or discharging of a debt by several persons who may be jointly responsible. Under partnership law, for example, if one partner pays a judgment made against the partnership, that partner may seek contributions from the other partners. 2) A donation to a charitable organization for which no consideration is sought in return. Found on http://www.nolo.com/dictionary/contribution-term.html