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1. The act of ascribing.
2. A statement that ascribes.

[Latin ascrīptiō, ascrīptiōn-, addendum, from ascrīptus, past participle of ascrībere, to ascribe; see ascribe.]

as·crip′tive adj.


having the ability to be attributable to


(əˈskrɪp tɪv)

pertaining to, involving, or indicating ascription.
as•crip′tive•ly, adv.
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37) That helplessness stems from the belief that mobility is fundamentally determined by forces beyond their merit or control like tribal connections, royal favor, inherited wealth, and other ascriptive factors.
Authentic leaders venture into an inward journey to digest their experiences, learning from their ascriptive, biographical, and societal life challenges to explore their values and beliefs.
American capitalism, for all its proliferation of choices and lifestyles, cannot emancipate us from the ascriptive ties of family and birth; who we come from irrevocably shapes who we are.
Descriptive representation refers to the formal composition of parliament and is concerned with the presence of individuals who are ascriptive of a particular social, economic or political group, share similar characteristics and stand for that group within a representative body.
To be ascribed a stigmatized racial identity is to be subject to continuing harm, which this Article calls ascriptive injury.
Analytically speaking, the characterisation of the epoch as 'Anthropocene' involves a descriptive claim and an ascriptive claim.
Educational advancements have also been changing in the rural society from ascriptive criteria of mobility to the achieved one.
In fact ascriptive selection combined with compensation was the prevalent strategy mix in five of the seven cases only occasionally supplemented with other instruments.
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Will this new elected leadership be up to the challenge of stabilizing this fractious land, torn apart by ethnic conflict, endemic corruption and what social scientists call ascriptive inequality, a land that has failed, from the time of the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taleban resurgence today, to establish the kind of social institutions that would have helped it transform itself into a genuine nation state?
It seems to me pretty clear that, in both formalizations, the ascriptive force of the predicates, or, in any case, that of the predicates in the consequents of (A1S) and (A1M), is made to depend exclusively on the value of the "is" of predication, given that the descriptive expressions in these examples (i.