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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.
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Other theologians understand "being in Christ" in an imputative sense--Jesus' act of representing fallen humanity before God by taking upon himself the sin of humanity.
Sargent Bush argued in favor of a Boston provenance for the sermons in which The Saints Dignitie and Dutie consists, but several references to the "city" wherein the preacher locates himself seem better to suit a London than a Boston setting, and the theology that concerns him here has a strong flavor of the imputative strand of antinomianism that Como uncovered in London and that Crisp, during Hooker's time there, may already have been in the process of developing and disseminating.
Puritans found in the covenant of grace a means of managing the imitatio Christi--a means that came stocked with a bounty of grace and a regulatory standard, a means that offered righteousness both imputative and infused, and that distributed a confluence of causes in a scheme that left all initiative with the Deity while respecting the subordinate causality of saintly hearts, minds, and wills.