Definitions

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)

Etymologies

From Latin imputatio (ascribe) (Wiktionary)

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