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impost

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noun im·post \ˈim-ˌpōst\

Definition of impost

  1. :  something imposed or levied :  tax



Origin and Etymology of impost

Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere


First Known Use: 1568


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impost

noun im·post

Definition of impost

  1. :  a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs — see arch illustration



Origin and Etymology of impost

French imposte, ultimately from Latin impositus


First Known Use: 1664

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