French from Old French from Late Latin impostūrafrom Latin impostusvariant ofimposituspast participle ofimpōnereto place uponimpose
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, Latinimpostus
Imposture Sentence Examples
The belief in the appearance of the mandi readily lent itself to imposture.
And so the Messianic imposture ended in the apostacy of Sabbatai.
The strong feeling against the Roman Catholics had h been quickened into a flame, by a great imposture.
In this doubtless he derived much advantage from his knowledge of chemistry, though the science was as yet not disentangled from the secret traditions of alchemy, and was often mixed up with imposture.
In 1436 an impostor appeared, professing to be Joan of Arc escaped from the flames, who succeeded in inducing many people to believe in her statement, but afterwards confessed her imposture.