imposition

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

im·po·si·tion

noun \ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\

: a demand or request that is not reasonable or that causes trouble for someone

: the act of establishing or creating something in an official way : the act of imposing something

Full Definition of IMPOSITION

1
:  something imposed: as
a :  levy, tax
b :  an excessive or uncalled-for requirement or burden
2
:  the act of imposing
3
:  deception
4
:  the order of arrangement of imposed pages

Examples of IMPOSITION

  1. Your kids can stay with me the night you're away—it's really not an imposition.
  2. the imposition of a life sentence on the defendant
  3. the imposition of a tax on liquor

First Known Use of IMPOSITION

14th century

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