Definition of Imposition

1. Noun. The act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo).

Exact synonyms: Infliction
Generic synonyms: Enforcement
Specialized synonyms: Protection, Trade Protection, Regimentation, Reimposition, Taxation
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Derivative terms: Impose, Impose



2. Noun. An uncalled-for burden. "He listened but resented the imposition"
Generic synonyms: Burden, Encumbrance, Incumbrance, Load, Onus
Derivative terms: Impose

Definition of Imposition

1. n. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.

Definition of Imposition

1. Noun. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. ¹

2. Noun. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined. ¹

3. Noun. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others. ¹

4. Noun. (printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product. ¹

5. Noun. (religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination. ¹

6. Noun. (U.K.) A task imposed on a student as punishment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imposition

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Medical Definition of Imposition

1. 1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. "From imposition of strict laws." . "Made more solemn by the imposition of hands." (Hammond) 2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax. 3. An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment. 4. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture. "Reputation is an idle and most false imposition." (Shak) 5. The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc. 6. The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose. Synonym: Deceit, fraud, imposture. See Deception. Origin: F, fr. L. Impositio the application of a name to a thing. See Impone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imposition

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Literary usage of Imposition

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"He must in all cases show that but for the error or fraud or imposition of which ... conclusive, in the absence of any fraud and imposition such as we have ..."

2. Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. by Thomas Smyth (1908)
"Of the Ordination of Ruling Elders by imposition of ... plain that the weight of opinion is against the propriety of ordaining them by imposition of hands. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"Ьт cutting timber thereon, does not warrant the imposition of punitive damages. Г Ed. Note.—For other eases, see Trespass, Cent. Dig. S 144 ; Dec. Dig. ..."

4. History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1904)
"It was only imposition . , * T - - , . , . , , natural that, the trade being now open, the Council upon should revert to the imposition which had been ..."

5. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1882)
"One imposition "was? the arbitrary imposition of taxes; the other, o"""- the demand for new patents to be taken out for the ownership of land. ..."

6. The Arians of the Fourth Century by John Henry Newman (1871)
"SECTION I. ON THE PRINCIPLE OF THE FORMATION AND imposition OF CREEDS. IT has appeared in the foregoing Chapter, that the temper of the ..."

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