from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of ascribing.
- n. A statement that ascribes.
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- n. the act of ascribing a quality or characteristic to someone or something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong, to be due, etc.
- n. An expression ascribing; words in which one ascribes.
- n. Also rarely adscription.
- n. A prayer at the end of a sermon, ascribing praise to God.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
- n. assigning to a cause or source
Latin ascrīptiō, ascrīptiōn-, addendum, from ascrīptus, past participle of ascrībere, to ascribe; see ascribe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)