Definition for AS-CRIBE

AS-CRIBE, v.t. [L. ascribo, of ad and scribo, to write; Eng. scrape.]

  1. To attribute, impute, or set to, as to a cause; to assign, as effect to a cause; as, losses are often to be ascribed to imprudence.
  2. To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider, or alledge to belong; as, to ascribe perfection to God, or imperfection to man. – Job xxxvi. Ps. lxviii. 1 Sam. xviii.

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