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[a-truh-byoo-shuh n] /ˌæ trəˈbyu ʃən/

the act of ; ascription.
something ascribed; an .
Numismatics. a classification for a coin, based on its distinguishing features, as date, design, or metal.
Archaic. authority or function assigned, as to a ruler, legislative assembly, delegate, or the like.

1865, from mis- (1) + attribution.

late 15c., “action of bestowing or assigning,” from Middle French attribution (14c.), from Latin attributionem (nominative attributio) “an assignment, attribution,” noun of action from past participle stem of attribuere (see attribute). Meaning “thing attributed” is recorded from 1580s.


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