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Webster 1913 Edition


Imputation

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

Webster 1828 Edition


Imputation

IMPUTA'TION

,
Noun.
The act of imputing or charging; attribution; generally in an ill sense; as the imputation of crimes of faults to the true authors of them. We are liable to the imputation or numerous sins and errors, to the imputation of pride, vanity and self-confidence; to the imputation of weakness and irresolution, or of rashness.
1.
Sometimes in a good sense.
If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his men with the imputation of being near their master.
2.
Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach.
Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these groundless imputations of our enemies, and to rise above them.
3. Hint; slight notice.

Definition 2022


imputation

imputation

English

Noun

imputation (plural imputations)

  1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription.
  2. That which has been imputed or charged.
  3. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
  4. (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.
  5. Opinion; intimation; hint.

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References

  • imputation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • imputation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

French

Noun

imputation f (plural imputations)

  1. imputation