- the act of ascribing.
- a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
Also ad·scrip·tion [ad-skrip-shuh n] /ædˈskrɪp ʃən/.
Origin of ascription
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Examples from the Web for adscription
And thus is the common adscription of a circle: The adscription of a rectilineall followeth, and first of a Triangle.
Such is the Adscription of a triangle: The adscription of an ordinate triangulate is now to be taught.
- a less common word for ascription
- the act of ascribing
- a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God
C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe
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Word Origin and History for adscription
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).
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