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 is a network of loose international relations focused on China which facilitated trade and foreign relations. It has been described...
- 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...
- This list of tributary states of China encomp****es suzerain kingdoms from China in Europe, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia...
- The Arroyo Seco ("dry wash") is a major tributary of the Salinas River in central California. About 40 miles (64 km) long, it drains a rugged area of...
- This article lists the tributaries of the River Thames from the sea to the source, in England. It includes significant backwaters and waterways that have...
- Brahmaputra. These rivers are long, and are joined by many large and important tributaries. Himalayan rivers have long courses from their source to sea (in India...
- streams. One is a spring-fed tributary of the Little Wood River in Blaine County, north of Picabo, and the other is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the...
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