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IMPU'TABLE, a. See Impute. That may be imputed or charged to a person; chargeable. Thus we say, crimes, sins, errors, trespasses are imputable to those who commit them.
1. That may be ascribed to; in a good sense.
This favor is imputable to your goodness, or to a good motive.
2. Accusable; chargeable with a fault. Not proper.
3. That may be set to the account of another. It has been a question much agitated, whether Adam's sin is imputable to his posterity.
IMPU'TABLENESS, n. The quality of being imputable.
IMPUTA'TION, n. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; generally in an ill sense; as the imputation of crimes of faults to the true authors of them. We are liable to the imputation or numerous sins and errors, to the imputation of pride, vanity and self-confidence; to the imputation of weakness and irresolution, or of rashness.
1. Sometimes in a good sense.
If I had a suit to Master Shallow, I would humor his men with the imputation of being near their master.
2. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach.
Let us be careful to guard ourselves against these groundless imputations of our enemies, and to rise above them.
3. Hint; slight notice.
IMPU'TATIVE, a. That may be imputed.
IMPU'TATIVELY, adv. By imputation.
IMPU'TE, v.t. L. imputo; in and puto, to think, to reckon; properly, to set, to put, to throw to or on.
1. To charge; to attribute; to set to the account of; generally ill, sometimes good. We impute crimes,sins, trespasses, faults, blame, &c., to the guilty persons. We impute wrong actions to bad motives, or to ignorance, or to folly and rashness. We impute misfortunes and miscarriages to imprudence.
And therefore it was imputed to him for
2. To attribute; to ascribe.
I have read a book imputed to lord Bathurst.
3. To reckon to one what does not belong to him.
It has been held that Adam's sin is imputed to all his
Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds.
IMPU'TED, pp. Charged to the account of; attributed; ascribed.
IMPU'TER, n. One that imputes or attributes.
IMPU'TING, ppr. Charging to the account of; attributing; ascribing.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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