- the act of .
- a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
- the act of ascribing
- a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God
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 ).