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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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Delgado (20) states that psychiatrists called to testify if they would keep dangerous offenders imputable, when criminal law required so, had the mental illness as a privileged index: "the only condition considered pathognomonic of dangerousness is the presence of mental disease activity.
For removal of doubt and for the purpose of this rule, it is declared that income means taxable income or imputable income as the case may be.
The Code's solutions make an exception from the rule resperit debitori: in the case of carriage prevention, if the fact is not imputable to the carrier, the latter is entitled to the price of the carriage, incidental fees and expenses, incurred on the route he actually made, as well as to the adequate change in the performance delay of the carriage, and in the case of the absolute prevention of the carriage, the sender is entitled to unilaterally terminate the carriage contract and the carrier has the right to claim the price of the carriage contract according to the route length he covered, if the sender exercises his right.
El hecho constitutivo de fuerza mayor debe ser ajeno a la actividad dentro de la cual se ha causado el dano; dicho de otra manera, la fuerza mayor esta definida como aquel hecho que no depende del actuar de ninguna de las partes que se encuentran vinculadas al hecho danino: no debe ser imputable ni a quien lo causa ni a quien lo sufre.
If the employment contract should be terminated beforehand without this being imputable to De Jong, he will be entitled to a severance payment of no more than 24 times his gross monthly salary.
Una medida consecuente con las directrices trazadas por el ordenamiento, consistira entonces en instituir la determinacion de la calidad de imputable o inimputable del sujeto, como factor determinante del mecanismo procesal procedente, que deberia ser jurisdiccional solamente en la medida en que se hallen plenamente establecidas las condiciones personales de imputabilidad del agente.
En el Senado, la prorroga por solo seis meses del proyecto de "Ley Patriota" --luego de que desde hace una semana Bush y su estado mayor no cesaron de reclamar una aprobacion de "todo o nada" (prorroga indefinida o en su defecto 'fracaso' imputable segun ellos a la oposicion democrata)--ha sido sin duda el reves mas doloroso.
The defendant objected to the plaintiffs' statement of the case, which, for the first time, referred to the acts of a Physician's Assistant Scott Luft as imputable to Dr.
In the Fourth Meditation Descartes says we err when we assent to what we do not clearly and distinctly apprehend, implying that error is imputable, since in such cases we have the power to withhold assent.
Market adaptation effect (Mae]: This measures the shift of a country's market share imputable to a reorientation of its exports towards markets with above average import growth.
Under the new standards for using the special valuation rules, if this reporting error were ever discovered on audit, the amount of the adjustment in imputable but unreported income would be limited to the SIFL rate for a non-control employee (which is far less than the charter value of the flight).
As has been stated in successive annual reports and at shareholders' meetings, the management considers the Company's shares undervalued and the most effective means of narrowing the gap between the enterprise value and imputable market value of these assets is to sell some of them and apply the proceeds to debt reduction and share cancellation.