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ascription

[uh-skrip-shuh n] /əˈskrɪp ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ascribing.
2.
a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
Also, adscription
[ad-skrip-shuh n] /ædˈskrɪp ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of ascription
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin ascrīptiōn- (stem of ascrīptiō) a written addition. See a-5, script, -ion
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  • And thus is the common adscription of a circle: The adscription of a rectilineall followeth, and first of a Triangle.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • Such is the adscription of a triangle: The adscription of an ordinate triangulate is now to be taught.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
British Dictionary definitions for adscription

adscription

/ədˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
1.
a less common word for ascription

ascription

/əˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ascribing
2.
a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe
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Word Origin and History for adscription

ascription

n.

1590s, "action of adding in writing;" c.1600, "attribution of authorship or origin," from Latin ascriptionem (nominative ascriptio) "an addition in writing," noun of action from past participle stem of ascribere (see ascribe).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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