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Definition of Attributes
AttributeAttribute At*trib"ute ([a^]t"tr[i^]*b[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Attributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Attributing.] [L.
attributus, p. p. of attribuere; ad + tribuere to bestow. See
To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate
(to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to
assign; to consider as belonging (to).
We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or
contradiction in it. --Abp.
The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true
and exact performer. --Shak.
Syn: See Ascribe.
Attribute At"tri*bute, n. [L. attributum.]
1. That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as
belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an
essential or necessary property or characteristic.
But mercy is above this sceptered away; . . . It is
an attribute to God himself. --Shak.
2. Reputation. [Poetic] --Shak.
3. (Paint. & Sculp.) A conventional symbol of office,
character, or identity, added to any particular figure;
as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.
4. (Gram.) Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an
attributive adjunct or adjective.
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