Definition of Authorship

1. Noun. The act of creating written works. "It was a matter of disputed authorship"




2. Noun. The act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing. "The authorship of the theory is disputed"

Definition of Authorship

1. n. The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author.

Definition of Authorship

1. Noun. The quality or state of being an author; the function or dignity of an author. ¹

2. Noun. The source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Authorship

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Authorship

1. The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Authorship

authorizations
authorize
authorized
authorized shares
authorized stock
authorized term
authorized terms
authorizer
authorizers
authorizes
authorizing
authorless
authorlike
authorly
authors
authorship (current term)
authorships
authotype
authour
authouress
authouresses
authourise
authourity
authourize
authours
authourship
auths
autie
auties
autism

Literary usage of Authorship

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"For I am really at a loss to account for the sacrifice of practical utility and convenience involved in " corporate " authorship as a principle in ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"A recent group of scholars, the so-called Dutch school, has assailed the opinion common to both tradition and criticism regarding the Pauline authorship of ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"... authorship. These latter scholars rightly reject as untrue the statement of Josephus, which refers the close of the Old Testament Canon to the time of ..."

4. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1897)
"The same conditions which produced a dispute as to authorship served to produce a likeness in the essays ; for they were penned by men who had been reading ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1885)
"THE authorship of certain numbers of the Federalist has fairly reached the ... We can throw out first all those essays of which the authorship has never ..."

6. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1888)
"THE authorship of certain numbers of the " Federalist " has fairly reached the ... We can throw out first all those essays of which the authorship has ..."

7. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"CHAPTER X Plays of Uncertain authorship Attributed to Shakespeare THE foundations of the Shakespearean apocrypha were laid while the dramatist was still ..."

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