Tributaries
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. [1913 Webster]

2. A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; an affluent. [1913 Webster]


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