Definitions for imputationˌɪm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən
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a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
"he denied the imputation"
the attribution to a source or cause
"the imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously"
The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription.
That which has been imputed or charged.
Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
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.
Opinion; intimation; hint.
Origin: From imputatio (ascribe)
the act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged
charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation
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
opinion; intimation; hint
Origin: [L. imputatio an account, a charge: cf. F. imputation.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the theological dogma of the transference of guilt or merit from one to another who is descended naturally or spiritually from the same stock as the former, as of Adam's guilt to us by nature or Christ's righteousness to us by faith; although in Scripture the term generally, if not always, denotes the reckoning to a man of the merit or the demerit involved in, not another's doings, but his own, as in a single act of faith or a single act of unbelief, the one viewed as allying him with all that is good, or as a proof of his essential goodness, and the other as allying him with all that is evil, or as a proof of his essential wickedness.
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This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
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