ascriptive

[uh-skrip-tiv]

adjective

pertaining to, involving, or indicating ascription, especially the ascribing of qualities or characteristics.

Origin of ascriptive

1640–50; ascript(ion) + -ive; compare Latin a(d)scrīptīvus supernumerary, descriptive, proscriptive
Related formsas·crip·tive·ly, adverb
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