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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

righteousness. Rom.4.

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

posterity.

Thy merit

Imputed shall absolve them who renounce

Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds.



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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

righteousness. Rom.4.

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

posterity.

Thy merit

Imputed shall absolve them who renounce

Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds.

IM-PUTE', v.t. [Fr. imputer; It. imputare; Sp. imputar; 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 righteousness. Rom. iv.
  2. To attribute; to ascribe. I have read a book imputed to lord Bathurst. Swift.
  3. To reckon to one what does not belong to him. It has been held that Adam's sin is imputed to all his posterity. Encyc. Thy merit / Imputed shall absolve them who renounce / Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds. Milton.

Im*pute"
  1. To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.

    Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault,
    If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise.
    Gray.

    One vice of a darker shade was imputed to him - - envy. Macaulay.

  2. To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.

    It was imputed to him for righteousness. Rom. iv. 22.

    They merit
    Imputed shall absolve them who renounce
    Their own, both righteous and unrighteous deeds.
    Milton.

  3. To take account of; to consider; to regard.

    [R.]

    If we impute this last humiliation as the cause of his death. Gibbon.

    Syn. -- To ascribe; attribute; charge; reckon; consider; imply; insinuate; refer. See Ascribe.

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Impute

IMPU'TE, verb transitive [Latin 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, etc., 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

righteousness. Romans 4:8.

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

posterity.

Thy merit

Imputed shall absolve them who renounce

Their own both righteous and unrighteous deeds.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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