Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of ascribing.
  • noun A statement that ascribes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong, to be due, etc.
  • noun An expression ascribing; words in which one ascribes.
  • noun Also rarely adscription.
  • noun A prayer at the end of a sermon, ascribing praise to God.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of ascribing a quality or characteristic to someone or something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
  • noun assigning to a cause or source

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ascrīptiō, ascrīptiōn-, addendum, from ascrīptus, past participle of ascrībere, to ascribe; see ascribe.]

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