Origin of attribution
Examples from the Web for attribution
That precludes paying much mind to attribution or compensation.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Privately and never for attribution, some even have floated the term "civil treason" to describe the level of opposition.John McCain to the Rescue as Senate Deal Breaks Nominee Logjam|Eleanor Clift|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other assertions in Pocket Facts lack any attribution, which avoids mangling sources.
A Western diplomat, who would not speak for attribution, added to the praise.
The Daily Beast has added the attribution and regrets the error.
If the soul of man is raised by the attribution of stern heroism, God is lowered to the infamy of a tyrant.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
In his logic, the fundamental type of affirmative proposition is the attribution of a predicate to a subject.The Concept of Nature|Alfred North Whitehead
But I fear that Dr. Grosart's attribution of it to him is based on little external and refuted by all internal evidence.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
Ignorance of the power of natural causes must not be put down to attribution of miraculous causes.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
It admits of but one attribution, and that embracing an identical proposition.Life: Its True Genesis|R. W. Wright
Word Origin and History for attribution
late 15c., "action of bestowing or assigning," from Middle French attribution (14c.), from Latin attributionem (nominative attributio) "an assignment, attribution," noun of action from past participle stem of attribuere (see attribute). Meaning "thing attributed" is recorded from 1580s.