ascribed

adjective
as·​cribed | \ ə-ˈskrībd How to pronounce ascribed (audio) \

Definition of ascribed

: acquired or assigned arbitrarily (as at birth) ascribed social status

First Known Use of ascribed

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Ascribed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascribed. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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