Etymology
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contributor (n.)

also contributer, mid-15c., contributour, "one who pays a tax or assessment," from Anglo-French contributour, from Vulgar Latin *contributorem, agent noun from contribut-, stem of contribuere (see contribute). Meaning "one who gives or grants in common with others" is from 1520s. Related: Contributory (early 15c.).

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Definitions of contributor

contributor (n.)
someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money;
Synonyms: subscriber
contributor (n.)
a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book;
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