- the act of imputing.
- an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation.
Origin of imputation
Examples from the Web for imputation
BH: Well, for many years I resisted the imputation that Edna was based on my own mother.Dame Edna Mouths Off
March 17, 2010
In any event, she came forth with this imputation of careless work on the part of Dr. Lennon, an academic of some stature.Norman Mailer vs. Everyone
February 27, 2009
Then turning to me—You can bear the imputation of sullenness I see!Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Then we must in every way strain every nerve to avoid the imputation of being slaves?The Memorabilia
This, at times subjected him to the imputation of meanness, but for this he cared little.Paul Prescott's Charge
The malevolence of party has alone the merit of such an imputation.Lord Kilgobbin
Nothing is too base, nothing too infamous, for an imputation.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for imputation
1540s, noun of action from impute (v.) on model of Middle French imputation, or else from Late Latin imputationem (nominative imputatio), noun of action from imputare.