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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: vicarious liability)

impute

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, immuted intent, imputed knowledge, imputed liability, immuted negligence, imputed notice
See also: accuse, ascribe, attribute, charge, cite, complain, denounce, fault, implicate, present
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For this reason (and others), the CE began imputing income in 2004, (2) but it did not go back to impute income in previous years.
Second, we impute income for CE respondents who had no income sources imputed and compare the actual reported value of income to our imputation.
We impute income when the consumer unit reported receiving income but failed to provide a valid value for it.
Following the basic methodology of Donald Rubin, (15) we multiply impute the income data.
Homes in Florida have increased by far more than an annual three percent pure rate of return, but trial courts still fail to impute income to the marital home at the same time that they exaggerate the real rate of return on the payer's assets.
By excluding an inflation component, the measurement process avoids much of the problem brought about by the lack of standardization on what income to impute.
25) In fact, our Supreme Court expanded the requirement to impute income by recognizing that a voluntary reduction in the best interest of the spouse, or children for whom the support payment is intended may not qualify to impute income.
Multiple imputation (MI) (Rubin 1987, 1996) can fill in missing data with a set of plausible values that represent the uncertainty about the correct value to impute.
However, the procedure used to impute missing hours at initiation has changed.
If, however, a plan exists, a regression formula is used to impute the number of hours and subsequently the cost.
7) The procedure used to impute missing benefit costs has changed both at initiation and for quarterly updates.
Otherwise, a regression equation is used to impute the missing costs.