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ascription

[ uh-skrip-shuhn ]
/ əˈskrɪp ʃən /
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noun
the act of ascribing.
a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
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Also ad·scrip·tion [ad-skrip-shuhn] /ædˈskrɪp ʃən/ .

Origin of ascription

1590–1600; <Latin ascrīptiōn- (stem of ascrīptiō) a written addition. See a-5, script, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for ascription

ascription

adscription (ədˈskrɪpʃən)

/ (əˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun
the act of ascribing
a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God

Word Origin for ascription

C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe
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