ascription

[uh-skrip-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of ascribing.
2.
a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.


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

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ascription or adscription (əˈskrɪpʃən, ədˈskrɪpʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of ascribing
2.  a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God
 
[C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe]
 
adscription or adscription
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe]

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ascription
c.1600, "attribution of authorship or origin," from L. ascriptionem (nom. ascriptio), noun of action from ascriptus, pp. of ascribere (see ascribe).
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The extent to which such inter-group differences are due to ascription, ability, or motivation remains a research question.
There are several with similar names and should not be taken as a definitive ascription of authorship.
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