impute
im·pute /im-'pyüt/ vt im·put·ed, im·put·ing
1: to consider or calculate as a value or cost (as for taxation); broadly: to reckon as an actual thing
impute a benefit from the use of the car
2 in the civil law of Louisiana: to direct (payment) to principal or interest
3: to attribute to a party esp. because of responsibility for another
impute knowledge to his corporate superior
im·pu·ta·tion /ˌim-pyə-'tā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

impute
I verb adsignare, apply, ascribe, ascribere, assign, attach, attribuere, attribute, attribute vicariously, blame, charge to, charge upon, credit, fix the burden of, fix the responsibility for, fix upon, place the blame on, place the responsibility for, put associated concepts: imputed consent, imputed guilt, imputed intent, imputed knowledge, imputed liability, imputed negligence, imputed notice II index ascribe, attribute, charge (accuse), cite (accuse), complain (charge), denounce (inform against), fault, implicate, present (prefer charges)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


impute
v.
To attribute; to assign someone responsibility for the act of another person over whom the first person exercises control.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


impute
1) To attach or ascribe.
2) To place responsibility or blame on one person for acts of another person because of a particular relationship, such as mother to child, guardian to ward, employer to employee, or business associates. Example: a child's negligence in driving a car without a license may be imputed to the parent.
3) To attribute knowledge to a person because of the person's relationship to the one actually possessing the information. Example: if one partner in a business is informed of something, that knowledge is imputed to other partners. (See also: vicarious liability)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


impute
v. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

impute
v.
   1) to attach to a person responsibility (and therefore financial liability) for acts or injuries to another, because of a particular relationship, such as mother to child, guardian to ward, employer to employee or business associates. Example: a 16-year-old boy drives his father's car without a license and runs someone down. The child's negligence may be imputed to the parent, or, in the reverse, a mother drives her car and collides with a truck driven over the speed limit, and her baby in the front seat of the car is badly injured, in part due to not being put in a safety seat with a seat belt. The mother's negligence can be imputed to the child in any claim on behalf of the child against the truck driver.
   2) to attribute knowledge and/or notice to a person only because of his/her relationship to the one actually possessing the information. Example: if a partner in a business is informed of something, that knowledge is imputed to his/her partner, and the partner is expected to have the information also.
   See also: vicarious liability

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(especially to some evil cause), , , ,


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