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Ascription is the act of ascribing (attributing).

In Sociology, it is a way to acquire status, along with achievement or chance[1] - Cf. Ascriptive inequality.

In Philosophy, it is related to belief ascription.

It is as well a concept in Linguistics, refer to Predicate (grammar).


  1. ^ "The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks" in Lindsey, L. Gender Roles. A Sociological Perspective, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005