2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Imputation \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
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 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
1: a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a
criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"
2: the attribution to a source or cause; "the imputation that my
success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken