Definitions for: Imputation


[n] the attribution to a source or cause; "the imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously"
[n] a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im`pu*ta"tion, [L. imputatio an account, a charge:
cf. F. imputation.]
1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription;
also, anything imputed or charged.

Shylock. Antonio is a good man. Bassanio. Have you
heard any imputation to the contrary? --Shak.

If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his
men with the imputation of being near their master.
--Shak.

2. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach;
insinuation.

Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these
groundless imputation of our enemies. --Addison.

3. (Theol.) A setting of something to the account of; the
attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of
another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the
righteousness of Christ.

4. Opinion; intimation; hint.

See Also: accusal, accusation, ascription, attribution

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