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ascription

noun as·crip·tion \ə-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of ASCRIPTION

1
:  the act of ascribing :  attribution
2
:  arbitrary placement (as at birth) in a particular social status
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Origin of ASCRIPTION

Late Latin ascription-, ascriptio, from Latin, written addition, from ascribere
First Known Use: 1598

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