Definition of Tributary. Meaning of Tributary. Synonyms of Tributary

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Definition of Tributary

Tributary
Tributary Trib"u*ta*ry, a. [OE. tributaire, F. tributaire, L. tributarius. See Tribute.] 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. ``Tributary tears.' --Shak. 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.
Tributary
Tributary Trib"u*ta*ry, n.; pl. Tributaries. 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.

Meaning of Tributary from wikipedia

- "Right tributary" and "left tributary" (or "right-bank tributary" and "left-bank tributary") are terms stating the orientation of the tributary relative...
- The tributary system of China (simplified Chinese: 中华朝贡体系; traditional Chinese: 中華朝貢體系; pinyin: Zhōnghuá cháogòng tǐxì), or Cefeng system (simplified...
- Central Asia. This tributary system and relationship are well known as Jimi (羈縻) or Cefeng (冊封), or Chaogong (朝貢). In ****anese, the tributary system and relationship...
- A tributary state is a term for a pre-modern state in a particular type of subordinate relationship to a more powerful state which involved the sending...
- Tributary may refer to the following: Tributary, a stream or river which flows into another river (a parent river) or body of water but which may not...
- The Orissa Tributary States, also known as the Garhjats and as the Orissa Feudatory States, were a group of princely states of British India now part...
- on the Minjiang (Chinese: 岷江; pinyin: Mínjiāng), which is the longest tributary of the Chang Jiang, in Sichuan, China. The Mississippi levee system represents...
- included paying tribute, but a state which does so is better described as a tributary state. Today, more common terms are puppet state, protectorate, client...
- Melbourne. This article contains explanations and lists of the river's tributaries and other geographic features. The river flows atop layers of silt that...
- The Białka is a mountain river running through southern Poland. It is a tributary of the Dunajec River. The Białka is only about 40 km long, part of which...
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