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pseudepigraphy

[soo-duh-pig-ruh-fee] /ˌsu dəˈpɪg rə fi/
noun
1.
the false ascription of a piece of writing to an author.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; pseud- + Greek epigraph(eús) title, ascription to an author (see epigraph) + -y3
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n.

"ascription of false authorship to a book," 1842, probably via German or French, from pseudo- + epigraph + -y (1). Related: Pseudepigrapha; pseudepigraphic (1830); pseudepigraphical (1838); pseudepigraphal (1630s).

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