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noun as·crip·tion \ə-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of ascription

  1. 1 :  the act of ascribing :  attribution

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1598


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