Wednesday, 9th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : ėmpyu-táy-sh'n
1. a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
2. the attribution to a source or cause
3. a charging of someone with a misdeed
Origin: 153545 - LL imputÄtiÅn - imputÄt(us) ptp. of imputÄre to ascribe
accusation, charge, denouncement, denunciation, incrimination, ascription, assignment, attribution, credit, allusion
Allusion is an indirect mention.
Illusion is a false impression.
Delusion is deception which is much stronger than illusion.
absolution, exoneration, forgiveness, vindication
He denied the imputation that it was only he who committed the mistake.
The imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously.
And of all princes, it is impossible for the new prince to avoid the imputation of cruelty, owing to new states being full of dangers.
I take the imputation in good part as a compliment to the just delineation of my female characters.
Imputation is used to designate any action or word or thing as reckoned to a person. Thus in doctrinal language (1) the sin of Adam is imputed to all his descendants, i.e., it is reckoned as theirs, and they are dealt with therefore as guilty; (2) the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them that believe in him, or so attributed to them as to be considered their own; and (3) our sins are imputed to Christ, i.e., he assumed our "law-place," undertook to answer the demands of justice for our sins. In all these cases the nature of imputation is the same (Rom. 5:12-19; comp. Philemon 1:18, 19).
imputatively : Adverb
imputative : Adjective
imputable : Adjective
impute : Verb
imputer : Noun
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