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con-trĭbŭo , trĭbŭi, trĭbūtum, 3,
I.v. a., to throw together, bring together, unite, incorporate, impart.
I. Of a part added to or united with a whole.
A. In gen.
2. With cum and abl.: “proprios ego tecum, Sit modo fas, annos contribuisse velim,Tib. 1, 6, 64.—
3. With dat.: “prodesse putat apibus vetustate corruptis examen novum contribuere,Col. 9, 13, 9: “suos (annos) tibi contribuit,Sen. Brev. Vit. 15, 1; cf. Dig. 35, 2, 15 pr.: CONTRIBVTVS EX LEGIONE III. GALLICAE (LEGIONI), Inscr. Afric. ap. Renier, 1357.—
B. Esp.
1. Publicists' t. t., to add, join a district, city, etc., to a people, government, etc., to annex.
a. With cum and abl.: “Oscenses et Calagurritani, qui erant cum Oscensibus contributi,Caes. B. C. 1, 60 init. Kramer ad loc.—
II. Of several objects united in one whole.
A. In gen., to bring together, unite, collect: “ubi simul plura contribuuntur, ex quibus unum medicamentum fit,Dig. 41, 1, 27, § 1: utilius est ... contributa habere remedia, to have them treated together in one place, instead of scattered through the work, Plin. 32, 4, 15, § 42: “quondam pagatim habitantes ... in unam urbem contributi majores sui,Liv. 31, 30, 6 Weissenb. ad loc.: “una ex iis (urbibus) quae ad condendam Megalen polin ex concilio Arcadum contributae forent,id. 32, 5, 5.—
B. Esp., to dispose, arrange, classify: “ut in octo tribus contribuerentur novi cives,Vell. 2, 20, 2: “inter frumenta panicum et milium ponenda sunt, quamvis jam leguminibus ea contribuerim,Col. 2, 9, 17: “in unam cohortem eos (milites) contribuit,Just. 12, 5, 8.
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