imputation

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From Middle French imputation, from Latin imputatio

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imputation (countable and uncountable, 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
    the imputation of the sin of Adam
    the imputation of the righteousness of Christ
  5. Opinion; intimation; hint.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
      All the legends of the past, and all the stupefying imputations of Henry Akeley’s letters and exhibits, welled up in my memory to heighten the atmosphere of tension and growing menace.

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imputation f (plural imputations)

  1. imputation