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Contribution
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.
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