Definition for IM-PU-TA'TION

IM-PU-TA'TION, n. [Fr. from imputer.]

  1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; generally in an ill sense; as, the imputation of crimes or faults to the true authors of them. We are liable to the imputation of numerous sins and errors; to the imputation of pride, vanity and self-confidence; to the imputation of weakness and irresolution, or of rashness.
  2. Sometimes in a good sense. If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his men with the imputation of being near their master. Shak.
  3. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach. Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these groundless imputations of our enemies, and to rise above them. Addison.
  4. Hint; slight notice. Qu. intimation. Shak.

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