Imposition



[im-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.
2.
something , as a burden or duty; an unusual or extraordinarily burdensome requirement or task.
3.
the act of by or as if by authority.
4.
an instance of upon a person:
He did the favor but considered the request an imposition.
5.
the act of fraudulently or deceptively on others; imposture.
6.
the ceremonial laying on of hands, as in confirmation or ordination.
7.
Printing. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.
8.
the act of putting, placing, or laying on.
/ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of imposing
2.
something that is imposed unfairly on someone
3.
(in Britain) a task set as a school punishment
4.
the arrangement of pages for printing so that the finished work will have its pages in the correct order
n.

late 14c., “the levying of taxes, a tax, duty, tribute,” from Old French imposicion “tax, duty; a fixing” (early 14c.), from Latin impositionem (nominative impositio) “a laying on,” from imponere “to place upon,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + ponere “to put, place” (see position). Sense of “the act of putting (something) on (something else)” is from 1590s. Meaning “an act or instance of imposing” (on someone) first recorded 1630s (see impose).

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