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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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The first is to impute whether each person is a private health insurance policyholder (done separately for self-purchased and employer sponsored insurance).
Before discussing how and when it is improper to impute income, some foundational relationships must be developed.
If, however, a plan exists, a regression formula is used to impute the number of hours and subsequently the cost.
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. Although the SF-12 items and the other measures used in the enhanced models do not meet the assumption of multivariate joint normal distribution, which are generally used for the computation in MI, we also conducted MI in the validation step using SAS MI procedure with the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method and five imputed values for each missing value.
Panelo, who is also President Duterte's legal adviser said: 'Those articles are reeking with not only irresponsibility but with malice, and it is libelous in nature because it tends, it imputes an act to discredit me in public and to tarnish my honor.'
MI is particularly effective in large datasets and has been used to impute missing data in several well-respected nationwide health studies, including the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III (Schafer et al.
The Court of Appeals, however, declined to take the additional step of saying judges cannot impute claims of simple negligence to car owners, finding such liability may still be needed in the coming days of driverless cars.
Regardless, Dollinger held the hearing to determine the appropriate amount of income to impute to defendant.
Advocate Sheraz Zaka, who was counsel for the petitioner in the impugned judgement, also argued that by the restoration of section 7 of Divorce Act other reasonable grounds were now available and men no longer needed to falsely impute the charge of adultery upon their wives in order to seek divorce from a court.
During the hearing, Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Viqar appeared before the bench and submitted that, by the restoration of Section 7 of Christian Divorce Act, Christian women had been able to get separation from their husbands without proving the charge of adultery and similarly Christian men would also not have to impute falsely the charge of adultery upon their wives for the purpose.
Thus, the objective of this research was evaluate the accuracy of three population-based and combined family- and population-based software programs to impute single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers to identify the most appropriate for the Thai Holstein-Other multibreed dairy cattle population.
Moreover, BCR with impute cost shows that it is less than one which indicates that farmers are actually not getting the returns of their all efforts which they put forward in cultivating the cotton crop.