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imposition

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noun im·po·si·tion \ˌim-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Simple Definition of imposition

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of imposition

  1. 1 :  something imposed: as a :  levy, tax b :  an excessive or uncalled-for requirement or burden

  2. 2 :  the act of imposing

  3. 3 :  deception

  4. 4 :  the order of arrangement of imposed pages

Examples of imposition in a sentence

  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



14th Century

First Known Use of imposition

14th century



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