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 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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