Definitions for ascriptionəˈskrɪp ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of ascribing.
a statement ascribing something, esp. praise to the Deity.
Origin of ascription:
1590–1600; < L ascrīptiō a written addition. See ascribe , -tion
assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
"the attribution of language to birds"; "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"
assigning to a cause or source
"the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"
the act of ascribing a quality or characteristic to someone or something
the act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed
Ascription is the act of ascribing. In Sociology, it is a way to acquire status, along with achievement or chance - Cf. Ascriptive inequality. In Philosophy, it is related to belief ascription. It is as well a concept in Linguistics, refer to Predicate.
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