Definition of imputation:
- A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.
- Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
- Opinion; intimation; hint.
- The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged.
- attribution (part of speech: noun)
- accusation (part of speech: noun)
- "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
It hadn't been put to her, and she couldn't, or at any rate she didn't, put it to herself, that she liked Miss Overmore better than she liked papa; but it would have sustained her under such an imputation to feel herself able to reply that papa too liked Miss Overmore exactly as much.- "What Maisie Knew", Henry James.
He refused to press the punishment of the leaders in these outrages; but, stung by the imputation of cowardice, offered to put himself, a vice- admiral of France, with seven hundred men, under the orders of Sullivan, who, says a French historian, " was lately nothing but a lawyer."- "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.