Examples from the Web for ascription
After a period of ascription to Titian, this portrait is now re-assigned to Palma; see below, p. 315.
Moussorgsky I have styled a "primitive," and I fancy it is as good an ascription as another.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
The ascription to him of this inferior work is decidedly doubtful.
Never can love make consciousness and ascription equal in force.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
Major, Mr. Brown insists, is "the sole authority for the ascription to James of the vernacular poems."Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
British Dictionary definitions for ascription
Word Origin for ascription
Word Origin and History for ascription
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).