- a tax; esp., a duty on imported goods
- Horse Racing the weight assigned to a horse in a handicap race
Origin of impostOld French from Medieval Latin impostus from Classical Latin impositus, past participle of imponere: see impose
to classify (imported goods) in order to assess the proper taxes
the top part of a pillar, pier, or wall supporting an arch
Origin of impostFrench imposte from Italian imposta from Classical Latin impositus: see impost
- Something, such as a tax or duty, that is imposed.
- Sports The weight a horse must carry in a handicap race.
Origin of impostObsolete French from Old French from Medieval Latin impostum from Latin neuter of impostus variant of impositus past participle of impōnere to place upon ; see impose .
The uppermost part of a column or pillar supporting an arch.
Origin of impostFrench imposte from Italian imposta from Latin feminine past participle of impōnere to place upon ; see impose .
From Middle French impost, from Latin impositus, past participle of impōnere (“to impose”).