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Definition of "ascription" []

  • The act of ascribing. (noun)
  • A statement that ascribes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ascription" in a sentence
  • "Much in that ascription is obviously maodish and oversimplified."
  • "(Note: secular categories have been self-ascribed as well as this self-ascription is mandated by a US Census Bureau which has racialized a census from a inception."
  • "Traditions of the Apostle’s sayings, historical and legendary, the established and those whose ascription is doubtful; and I have studied the exact sciences, geometry and philosophy and medicine and logic and rhetoric and composition; and I have learnt many things by rote and am passionately fond of poetry."