What is an imputation?

What is an imputation? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription.
  2. That which has been imputed or charged.
  3. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
  4. (theology) A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another
  5. Opinion; intimation; hint.
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In any event, she came forth with this imputation of careless work on the part of Dr. Lennon, an academic of some stature.
Then we must in every way strain every nerve to avoid the imputation of being slaves?
He exonerates Indian epic poetry, however, from any imputation of Greek influence.
You say this article carries the imputation that your client is guilty of procuring arson.
This, at times subjected him to the imputation of meanness, but for this he cared little.
Under this imputation on her straightness Miriam flinched but for an instant.

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