as·​cribed ə-ˈskrībd How to pronounce ascribed (audio)
: acquired or assigned arbitrarily (as at birth)
ascribed social status

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ascribed was in 1969

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“Ascribed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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