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Ascription, in sociology, is a way to acquire status, along with achievement or chance.[1] In philosophy, it is related to belief ascription.

It is also a concept in linguistics, refer to Predicate (grammar).

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