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Tributary

Trib´u`ta`ry
a.1.Paying tribute to another, either from compulsion, as an acknowledgment of submission, or to secure protection, or for the purpose of purchasing peace.
[Julius] unto Rome made them tributary.
- Chaucer.
2.Hence, subject; subordinate; inferior.
He to grace his tributary gods.
- Milton.
3.Paid in tribute.
4.Yielding supplies of any kind; serving to form or make up, a greater object of the same kind, as a part, branch, etc.; contributing; as, the Ohio has many tributary streams, and is itself tributary to the Mississippi.
n.1.A ruler or state that pays tribute, or a stated sum, to a conquering power, for the purpose of securing peace and protection, or as an acknowledgment of submission, or for the purchase of security.
2.A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; an affluent.
Noun1.tributary - a branch that flows into the main stream
Synonyms: affluent, feeder
Antonyms:
distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Adj.1.tributary - of a stream; flowing into a larger stream
2.tributary - paying tribute; "a tributary colony"
3.tributary - tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor"
accessory, affluent, bayou, beck, billabong, branch, brook, burn, client, collateral, confluent, confluent stream, conquered, creek, dendritic drainage pattern, dependent, effluent, feeder, feudal, feudatory, fork, inferior, kill, liege, minor, offshoot, prong, rill, rivulet, run, runlet, runnel, satellite, secondary, servile, streamlet, sub, subdued, subject, subjugated, subordinate, subservient, under, vanquished, vassal
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