attributes


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            But mercy is above this sceptered away; . . .
            It is an attribute to God himself.    --Shak.
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   2. Reputation. [Poetic]                        --Shak.
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   3. (Paint. & Sculp.) A conventional symbol of office,
      character, or identity, added to any particular figure;
      as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.
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   4. (Gram.) Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an
      attributive adjunct or adjective.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Attribute \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
   Tribute.]
   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).
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         We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or
         contradiction in it.                     --Abp.
                                                  Tillotson.
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         The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true
         and exact performer.                     --Shak.
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   Syn: See Ascribe.
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