[uh-skrip-shuh n]


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

1590–1600; < Latin ascrīptiōn- (stem of ascrīptiō) a written addition. See a-5, script, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for ascription

credit, acknowledgment, recognition, assignment, adscription

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British Dictionary definitions for ascription


adscription (ədˈskrɪpʃən)


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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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper