noun im·post \ˈim-ˌpōst\

Definition of IMPOST

:  something imposed or levied :  tax

Origin of IMPOST

Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere
First Known Use: 1568

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer



Definition of IMPOST

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

Origin of IMPOST

French imposte, ultimately from Latin impositus
First Known Use: 1664

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth


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