Definition for AT'TRIB-UTE


  1. That which is attributed; that which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in; as, power and wisdom are attributes of the Supreme Being; or a quality determining something to be after a certain manner; as, extension is an attribute of body. – Encyc.
  2. Quality; characteristic disposition; as bravery and generosity in men. – Bacon.
  3. A thing belonging to another; an appendant; as the arms of a warrior. In painting and sculpture; a symbol of office or character, added to the principal figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules. – Encyc.
  4. Reputation; honor. – Shak. [Not a proper sense of this word.]

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