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Imposition

Imposition
1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. From imposition of strict laws. . Made more solemn by the imposition of hands. (Hammond)
2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
3. (Science: engineering) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
4. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition. (Shak)
5. The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
6. The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See impose.
Synonym: Deceit, fraud, imposture. See deception.
Origin: f, fr. L. Impositio the application of a name to a thing. See Impone.


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