imputation imputation  /ˌɪmpjə ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
  2. (n) the attribution to a source or cause


  1. Nor did we intend any imputation of guilt.
  2. The disallowance was said to be purely technical, and there was no imputation of dishonesty to Professor Bradley.
  3. From time immemorial, the victors have laughed at the vanquished; and so the desire to avoid the imputation of cowardice is a primitive complex.


  • Working the system: Imputation of Income

    In Florida divorces, there is such a thing as “imputation of income.” Income of a husband or a wife is especially important when it comes to issues such as child support, alimony, and any request for an award of attorneys fees.
    on October 24, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post


  1. In a separate e-mail, Black said Tweedy Browne had "clearly sailed off the charts in their imputation of outrages motives to us," but he was confident he could deal with one of that principal.
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: News1130

  2. "I personally think dividend imputation has delivered an enormous benefit to the Australian economy," Treasurer Wayne Swan said when asked about speculation the credit could be scrapped when he unveils the government 2009/10 budget next month.
    on Apr 21, 2009 By: Wayne Swan Source: AsiaOne

  3. As James Madison wrote in Federalist 43: "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...
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: James Madison Source: Wall Street Journal

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