attribution

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noun at·tri·bu·tion \ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Definition of attribution

  1. 1 :  the act of attributing something; especially :  the ascribing of a work (as of literature or art) to a particular author or artist

  2. 2 :  an ascribed quality, character, or right Supernatural powers were attributions of the gods.

attributional

play \-sh(ə-)nəl\ adjective

Examples of attribution in a Sentence

  1. a genuine respect for one another is one of the most commonly cited attributions of a happily married couple

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Origin and Etymology of attribution

see 1attribute


Law Dictionary

attribution

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noun at·tri·bu·tion \ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Legal Definition of attribution

  1. :  a rule in tax law that in certain cases deems property owned by one person or business entity to be owned by another or others



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