Imposition definition

ĭmpə-zĭshən
An imposing or imposing on.
  • The forcing of oneself, one's presence or will, etc. on another or others without right or invitation.
  • A taking advantage of friendship, etc.
  • The laying on of hands, as in ordaining.
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A burdensome or unfair demand, as upon someone's time.

Listened to the telemarketer but resented the imposition.

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The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.
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Something imposed.
  • A tax, fine, etc.
  • An unjust burden or requirement.
  • A deception; fraud.
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The arrangement of type pages or plates in the proper order of printing.
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The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
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The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed.
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That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.
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An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.
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(printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
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(religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
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(UK) A task imposed on a student as punishment.
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The definition of an imposition is the act forcing someone or something on another, or a burden that is put on someone.

When you show up at someone else's home unannounced and demand that he or she make you breakfast and clean your clothing, this is an example of an imposition.

When the government puts a new tax on you that takes a large percentage of your income, this is an example of an imposition.

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Something imposed, such as a tax, an undue burden, or a fraud.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imposition
Plural:
impositions

Origin of imposition

  • From Old French imposicion, from Latin impositio

    From Wiktionary