pseudepigraphy

noun
pseud·epig·ra·phy | \ ˌsü-di-ˈpi-grə-fē \

Definition of pseudepigraphy 

: the ascription of false names of authors to works

First Known Use of pseudepigraphy

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudepigraphy

Greek pseudepigraphos

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The first known use of pseudepigraphy was circa 1842

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