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Meaning of IMPUTATION

Pronunciation:  `impyû'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the attribution to a source or cause; "the imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously"
  2. [n]  a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"
 

IMPUTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: accusal, accusation, ascription, attribution

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im`pu*ta"tion\, [L. imputatio an account, a charge:
cf. F. imputation.]
1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription;
   also, anything imputed or charged.

         Shylock. Antonio is a good man. Bassanio. Have you
         heard any imputation to the contrary? --Shak.

         If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his
         men with the imputation of being near their master.
                                               --Shak.

2. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach;
   insinuation.

         Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these
         groundless imputation of our enemies. --Addison.

3. (Theol.) 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.

4. Opinion; intimation; hint.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

is used to designate any action or word or thing as reckoned to a person. Thus in doctrinal language (1) the sin of Adam is imputed to all his descendants, i.e., it is reckoned as theirs, and they are dealt with therefore as guilty; (2) the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them that believe in him, or so attributed to them as to be considered their own; and (3) our sins are imputed to Christ, i.e., he assumed our "law-place," undertook to answer the demands of justice for our sins. In all these cases the nature of imputation is the same (Rom. 5:12-19; comp. Philemon 1:18, 19).

 
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