imputation

Part of speech: noun

The act of imputing; a censure or reproach.

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Usage examples "imputation":

  1. One would gladly set down religion among the unspeakable things and avoid the imputation of degrading it. - "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
  2. I thought myself lucky even then, for so great was the number of military, that all " citizens" were ordered out to make way for the soldiers; but my grey shooting- jacket and youthful appearance saved me from the imputation of being a " citizen." - "Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863", Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle.
  3. The integrity of the two Romans, and their superiority to money, was chiefly remarkable in this; that in office and the administration of public affairs, they kept themselves from the imputation of unjust gain; whereas Agis might justly be offended, if he had only that mean commendation given him, that he took nothing wrongfully from any man, seeing he distributed his own fortunes, which, in ready money only, amounted to the value of six hundred talents, amongst his fellow- citizens. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.