imputation

noun im·pu·ta·tion \ ˌim-pyə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of imputation

1 : the act of imputing: such as
b : accusation
  • denied any imputation of unfairness
2 : something imputed

imputative

play \im-ˈpyü-tə-tiv\ adjective

imputatively

adverb

Examples of imputation in a Sentence

  1. I resent the imputation that I'm nice to Grandmother because she has money.

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First Known Use of imputation

1581

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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