Imputation

Definition of Imputation

Im`pu`ta´tion
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.(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.

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