Definition of Ascription

1. Noun. Assigning some quality or character to a person or thing. "The ascription to me of honors I had not earned"

Exact synonyms: Attribution
Generic synonyms: Categorisation, Categorization, Classification, Sorting
Specialized synonyms: Zoomorphism

2. Noun. Assigning to a cause or source. "He questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

Definition of Ascription

1. n. The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed.

Definition of Ascription

1. Noun. the act of ascribing a quality or characteristic to someone or something ¹

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Definition of Ascription

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascription

ascot tie
ascot ties
ascribed status
ascribed statuses
ascription (current term)

Literary usage of Ascription

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"For the attribution to him of the revival of strictly alliterative verse there is little if any more warrant than for the ascription to him of the invention ..."

2. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... and decide upon he is hearing the language of truth, while he «xact caution should be inculcated, and the virtues, the ascription of which would be too ..."

3. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green (1894)
"Confirma- tionsof the testimony turn upon the dis- Ii net ion between 'impre«- lion and idea.' They depend on language which presupposes th<> ascription of ..."

4. Memoirs of Libraries: Including a Handbook of Library Economy by Edward Edwards (1859)
"... apocryphal, and ascription of supposititious works is greatly more formidable still. books. " Here, too, we have a variety so large as may well require ..."

5. The Religious Teaching of the Old Testament by Albert Cornelius Knudson (1918)
"There is a sense in which the mere ascription of personality to God might be called anthropomorphic. For we arrive at the idea of personality through our ..."

6. The Evidential Value of the Holy Eucharist: Being the Boyle Lectures for by George Frederick Maclear (1883)
"Consider the age when this ascription began. It was an historical age, ... Consider the persons by whom this ascription of sacrificial language to One Human ..."

7. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"... that the whole matter had been lately referred to the Royal Academy of History at Madrid, who thought that the ¡ascription was not of contemporary date. ..."

8. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1898)
"content to leave in His hands all the perplexities that arise from nature and human life and history, and am ready to join St. Paul in his great ascription ..."

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