Definition and Meanings for imposition
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Part of Speech of imposition
noun, transitive verb
Etymology of imposition
Meaning of imposition
- the act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
- that which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
- an extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
- an excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
- the act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
as transitive verb
- the act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. see impose, v. t., 4.