Definition of noncontributory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänkənˈtribyətôrē/


1Not playing a part in bringing something about.
2(Of a pension or pension plan) funded by regular payments by the employer, not the employee.
Example sentences
  • Even in a non-contributory scheme, the employer's payments are not bounty.
  • ‘We have to be satisfied that people are not disposing of capital for the sole purpose of obtaining a non-contributory pension from the department,’ said the spokeswoman.
  • But in this job I qualified for a non-contributory pension scheme from the start, and if I work until I'm 65, it should be worth £100,000 on current predictions, and I can take up to half of that as a lump sum.

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Syllabification: non·con·trib·u·to·ry

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