Pronunciation: (a"tru-byOO'shun), [key]
1. the act of attributing; ascription.
2. something ascribed; an attribute.
3. Numis.a classification for a coin, based on its distinguishing features, as date, design, or metal.
4. Archaic.authority or function assigned, as to a ruler, legislative assembly, delegate, or the like.
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