attribution

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French attribution, from Latin attributio.

Noun[edit]

attribution (countable and uncountable, plural attributions)

  1. The act of attributing something.
  2. An explicit or formal acknowledgment of ownership or authorship.
    The attribution of the quote is widely regarded as dubious.
  3. (law) A legal doctrine by which liability is extended to a defendant who did not actually commit the tortious or criminal act.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin attribūtiō. Synchronically analysable as attribuer +‎ -tion.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

attribution f (plural attributions)

  1. allocation, allotment
  2. (in the plural) remit, duty
    Je suis désolé, mais cela ne fait pas partie de mes attributions.

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