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

Shylock. Antonio is a good man. Bassanio. Have you heard any imputation to the contrary? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his men with the imputation of being near their master. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation. [1913 Webster]

Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these groundless imputation of our enemies. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Opinion; intimation; hint. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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