Definition of Imputation

1. Noun. A statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense). "He denied the imputation"

Generic synonyms: Accusal, Accusation
Specialized synonyms: Finger-pointing, Fingerpointing
Derivative terms: Impute



2. Noun. The attribution to a source or cause. "The imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously"
Generic synonyms: Ascription, Attribution
Derivative terms: Impute

Definition of Imputation

1. Noun. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription. ¹

2. Noun. That which has been imputed or charged. ¹

3. Noun. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation. ¹

4. Noun. (theology) 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. ¹

5. Noun. Opinion; intimation; hint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imputation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Imputation

1. 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. 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. Origin: L. Imputatio an account, a charge: cf. F. Imputation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imputation

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Literary usage of Imputation

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"imputation of had design. 2. imputation of had character. 3. ... 4. imputation of inconsistency. 5. imputation of suspicious connexions ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"On the question of the imputation of Christ's righteousness, if we leave out of view the moral theory of the Atonement as practically denying imputation, ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"IM rvT A'Ti oN. ni [imputation, French; I. Attribution of any thing : generally of ill. from imputed] If a son that is sent by his father about merchandize ..."

4. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards (1844)
"The other divine thinks there is truly an imputation of Adam's sin, so that infants cannot be looked upon as innocent creatures; yet seems to think it not ..."

5. Who's Minding the Kids: Child Care Arrangements Fall 1991 by Lynne W. Casper (1994)
"This appendix provides information on the imputation rates for selected child care items in the Survey of Income and Program Participation. ..."

6. Welfare as an Economic Quantity by George Pendleton Watkins (1915)
"This conception is different from the Austrian conception of imputation in so far as that does not distinguish merely complementary utility from the ..."

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