ascriptive

as•crip•tive
[[t]əˈskrɪp tɪv[/t]] adj.
cvb pertaining to, involving, or indicating ascription
Etymology: 1640–50 as•crip′tive•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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