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im·pu·ta·tion

 (ĭm′pyo͝o-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of imputing or ascribing; attribution.
2. Something imputed, ascribed, or attributed.

im·pu′ta·tive (ĭm-pyo͞o′tə-tĭv) adj.
im·pu′ta·tive·ly adv.

im•pu•ta•tion

(ˌɪm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of imputing.
2. an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation.
[1535–45; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imputation - a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
fingerpointing, finger-pointing - the imputation of blame; "they want all the finger-pointing about intelligence failures to stop"
2.imputation - the attribution to a source or cause; "the imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously"
ascription, attribution - assigning to a cause or source; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

imputation

noun blame, charge, accusation, censure, slur, reproach, slander, attribution, insinuation, ascription, aspersion They avoided the imputation of criminal negligence.

imputation

noun
1. A charging of someone with a misdeed:
2. The act of attributing:
Translations

imputation

[ˌɪmpjʊˈteɪʃən] N (= attribution) → imputación f; (= accusation) → imputación f, acusación f

imputation

n (of crime)Bezichtigung f; (of lie also)Unterstellung f

imputation

[ˌɪmpjʊˈteɪʃn] n (frm) → capo d'imputazione or d'accusa
References in classic literature ?
Chafed by the silent imputation, and inwardly troubled by so unaccountable a circumstance, the chief advanced to the side of the bed, and, stooping, cast an incredulous look at the features, as if distrusting their reality.
She resents, for all the world like some high little personage, the imputation on her truthfulness and, as it were, her respectability.
Lionel then goes on to impute the shock to an earthquake, and seems to substantiate the imputation by stating that a great earthquake, somewhere about that time, did actually do great mischief along the spanish land.
Miss Temple, having assembled the whole school, announced that inquiry had been made into the charges alleged against Jane Eyre, and that she was most happy to be able to pronounce her completely cleared from every imputation.
Try as hard as they might, the servants could never succeed in persuading him that he was drunk; he always scorned the imputation.
I say, when you began it, it was hard enough; not that I have any fault to find with Doctor Manette, except that he is not worthy of such a daughter, which is no imputation on him, for it was not to be expected that anybody should be, under any circumstances.
I am glad you think so, Copperfield,' rejoined Traddles, 'because, without any imputation on the Reverend Horace, I do think parents, and brothers, and so forth, are sometimes rather selfish in such cases.
But I could have easily vindicated humankind from the imputation of singularity upon the last article, if there had been any swine in that country (as unluckily for me there were not), which, although it may be a sweeter quadruped than a YAHOO, cannot, I humbly conceive, in justice, pretend to more cleanliness; and so his honour himself must have owned, if he had seen their filthy way of feeding, and their custom of wallowing and sleeping in the mud.
Even did she know her," returned Lothario, "I would hide nothing, for when a lover praises his lady's beauty, and charges her with cruelty, he casts no imputation upon her fair name; at any rate, all I can say is that yesterday I made a sonnet on the ingratitude of this Chloris, which goes thus:
Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings interrupted with impunity; but a dependence of the members of the general government on the State comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.
And of all princes, it is impossible for the new prince to avoid the imputation of cruelty, owing to new states being full of dangers.
Women are seldom ashamed of their fears, for their fright is thought to be feminine end attractive; but men are less easy under the imputation of terror, as it is thought to indicate an absence of manly qualities.