from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of ascribing.
- n. A statement that ascribes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
Much in that ascription is obviously maodish and oversimplified.
(Note: secular categories have been self-ascribed as well as this self-ascription is mandated by a US Census Bureau which has racialized a census from a inception.
Traditions of the Apostle’s sayings, historical and legendary, the established and those whose ascription is doubtful; and I have studied the exact sciences, geometry and philosophy and medicine and logic and rhetoric and composition; and I have learnt many things by rote and am passionately fond of poetry.
Attaingnant's chronological priority and greater authority lend weight to his ascription, which is reinforced by the similarity of the work to other Magnificat settings by Divitis including his customary chordal emphasis of the word ‘divites’ in the ‘Esurientes’ verse.
There is some kind of ascription unto ourselves in this matter; which is boasting.
The ascription of an alethic morphology to the mass of epistemic certainties is always ultimately a premise in and of itself, a supposition of relevance.
Most damningly, this mode of (un) ethical (un) reasoning is responsible for all manner of inequity and iniquity, since the ascription of "essential" and "perverted" purposes to actions is often pseudo-rational at best.
It is a racist ascription of guilt to an entire collective of people based upon their ancestry.
You are quite right, however, about the “arbitrary” (baseless) and “belligerent” ascription of racism by wunson, who keeps jutting out his jaw and inviting someone to call him an antisemite.
S1 would have a value of 1 when the legislature is selected by heredity or ascription, and 0 otherwise.
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