attribution

[ a-truh-byoo-shuh n ]
/ ˌæ trəˈbyu ʃən /

noun

the act of attributing; ascription.
something ascribed; an attribute.
Numismatics. a classification for a coin, based on its distinguishing features, as date, design, or metal.
Archaic. authority or function assigned, as to a ruler, legislative assembly, delegate, or the like.

Origin of attribution

1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin attribūtiōn- (stem of attribūtiō assignment). See attribute, -ion

Related forms

mis·at·tri·bu·tion, nounre·at·tri·bu·tion, noun
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