The work of attributing or ascribing as a quality character or purpose to a thing or person an impact to a reason
- assigning some quality or personality to you or thing
- assigning to an underlying cause or resource
- The act of attributing or ascribing, as a good, character, or function, to something or person, an effect to a reason.
- what is ascribed or attributed.
Labeling some thing as either the cause or effect of another item.
later 15c., "action of bestowing or assigning," from Middle French attribution (14c.), from Latin attributionem (nominative attributio) "an assignment, attribution," noun of activity from previous participle stem of attribuere (see feature). Indicating "thing attributed" is recorded from 1580s.
Ascribing of something whilst the cause or effect of another.
(n.) The act of attributing or ascribing, as an excellent, character, or purpose, to a thing or person, an impact to an underlying cause.
- (letter.) That which is ascribed or attributed.
The attribution to him of the Alexandrine Epistle of Barnabas).