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

Origin and Etymology of ascription

Late Latin ascription-, ascriptio, from Latin, written addition, from ascribere


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