from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of imputing or ascribing; attribution.
- n. Something imputed, ascribed, or attributed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription.
- n. That which has been imputed or charged.
- n. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
- n. 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.
- n. Opinion; intimation; hint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- Opinion; intimation; hint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription: as, the imputation of wrong motives.
- n. That which is imputed or charged; specifically, an attribution of something censurable or evil; censure; reproach.
- n. The erroneous ascription of effect to cause: as, the imputation of a disease to witchcraft.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the attribution to a source or cause
- n. a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
Christ's reply to this imputation is copious and cogent, that every mouth may be stopped with sense and reason, before it be stopped with fire and brimstone.
The imputation is unjust; "I am neither actuated by a devil, nor in compact with one;" and this he evidenced by what he did against the devil's kingdom.
It is for us to ascertain how far the imputation has been a mere pretext to accuse them of idolatry.
It is merely an imputation – in other words, something abstract that nevertheless functions to produce effects.
And so I was wrong to make that imputation, which is why I try to be more careful when I make them today on this show, three or four years later.
True; but whereas he might have done so, it is evident that the disposal of men into this state and condition of right unto life and salvation, does not depend on nor proceed from the pardon of sin, but has another cause; which is, the imputation of the righteousness of Christ unto us, as he fulfilled the law for us.
Harvey Sacks has suggested to me that, in the case of directions, a small repayment is automatically involved, namely, the imputation, which could be positive, that the asked person looks like“a native of these parts.”
That which gained him the imputation was the fact that his nature was without a particle of the aggressive, and all its defensive of as purely negative a character as was possible.
Moral imputation, which is justly banished from legal argument, seems to find a proper place in theological.
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It's a very complex issue in New Zealand, because we have what's called imputation tax credit, which means if you're a New Zealand shareholder you pay your personal rate not the company rate on any distributions you get.