Definitions

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  • adj. Of, related, or pertaining to imputation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Transferred by imputation; that may be imputed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Coming by imputation; imputed.

Etymologies

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impute +‎ -ative

Examples

  • "The righteousness by which we are justified before God may in an accommodated sense be called imputative, as being righteousness either in the gracious estimation of God, since it does not according to the rigor of right or of law merit that appellation, or as being the righteousness of another, that is, of Christ, it is made ours by the gracious imputation of God."

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1

  • Therefore he went to heaven by virtue of an imputative righteousness; for this is one of our steps thither.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • The public comprehension found but one theory, and that was freely advanced by the rash and imputative in the community of Kensington: The murderer was he who had the only known temptation and object in such a crime.

    Bohemian Days Three American Tales

  • Podge was sure he was suspicious the next night when she read on his tablets the rather imputative remark,

    Bohemian Days Three American Tales

  • Penn (p. 25 [p. 21 ed. 1684]), 'Since therefore there can be no admittance had, without performing that righteous will, and doing those holy, and perfect sayings; alas! to what value will an imputative righteousness amount?'

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Wherefore reader, when thou shalt read or hear, that Jesus Christ is Lord, if thou art at the same time under guilt of sin, and fear of hell, then do thou remember that Christ is Lord more ways than one, He is Lord as he is righteousness; he is Lord as he is imputative righteousness; he is 'the Lord our righteousness'

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Therefore he went to heaven by virtue of an imputative righteousness.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Surely in tlie Lord have I righteousnesses and strength; not that they have more variety of righteousnesses than he hath to give; but because they have from Lim, beside inherent righteousness and moral righteousness, imputative right - eousness also, which he needed not for himself.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Doctrines of one God subsisting in three distinct and separate persons; the impossibility of God's pardoning persons by an imputative refuted from the authority of scripture testimonies and right reason, "etc.

    The Tryal of William Penn and William Mead for Causing a Tumult at the Sessions Held at the Old Bailey in London the 1st, 3d, 4th, and 5th of September 1670

  • [Entitled, "The Sandy Foundation Shaken; or those ... doctrines of one God subsisting in three distinct and separate persons; the impossibility of God's pardoning sinners without a plenary satisfaction, the justification of impure persons by an imputative righteousness, refuted from the authority of Scripture testimonies and right reason, etc. London, 1668."

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Feb/Mar 1668/69

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