The work of ascribing imputing or affirming to belong additionally what is ascribed
- assigning some high quality or character to someone or thing
- assigning to a cause or source
- The work of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; in addition, what is ascribed.
1590s, "action of adding in writing;" c.1600, "attribution of authorship or origin," from Latin ascriptionem (nominative ascriptio) "an addition in writing," noun of action from past participle stem of ascribere (see ascribe).
(letter.) The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; in addition, that which is ascribed.
Survival of fair hair and complexion and light eyes among the upper classes in Thebes and some other localities shows that the blonde type of mankind which is characteristic of north-western Europe had already penetrated into Greek lands before classical times; but the ascription of the same physical traits to the Achaeans of Homer forbids us to regard them as peculiar to that latest wave of pre-classical immigrants to which the Dorians belong; and there is no satisfactory evidence as to the coloration of the Spartans, who alone were reputed to be pure-blooded Dorians in historic times.