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im·po·si·tion

 (ĭm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed.
2. Something imposed, such as a tax, an undue burden, or a fraud.
3. A burdensome or unfair demand, as upon someone's time: listened to the telemarketer but resented the imposition.
4. The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.

imposition

(ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the act of imposing
2. something that is imposed unfairly on someone
3. (in Britain) a task set as a school punishment
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the arrangement of pages for printing so that the finished work will have its pages in the correct order

im•po•si•tion

(ˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.
2. something imposed, as a burden or duty.
3. the act of imposing by or as if by authority.
4. deception; imposture.
5. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.
[1325–75; Middle English imposicioun < Late Latin impositiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imposition - the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
enforcement - the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
trade protection, protection - the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he made trade protection a plank in the party platform"
regimentation - the imposition of order or discipline
reimposition - imposition again
taxation - the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
2.imposition - an uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the imposition"
burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance, load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"

imposition

noun
1. application, introduction, levying, decree, laying on the imposition of VAT on fuel bills
2. intrusion, liberty, presumption, cheek (informal), encroachment I know this is an imposition, but please hear me out.
3. charge, tax, duty, burden, levy the Poll Tax and other local government impositions

imposition

noun
An excessive, unwelcome burden:
Translations
فَرْض
požadavekuložení
ulejlighed
megterheléstehertétel
frekja, misnotkun; álagning
külfetyüklemeyürürlüğe koymazahmet

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən] N (= act) → imposición f; (= burden) → molestia f; (= liberty) → abuso m; (= tax) → impuesto m
it's a bit of an impositionme parece un abuso
I'm afraid it's rather an imposition for youme temo que le vaya a resultar molesto

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən] n
[tax, ban, sanction] → imposition f
the imposition of a wages freeze → l'imposition d'un gel des salaires
(= unreasonable demand)
I know this is an imposition, but → Je sais que vous allez penser que j'abuse, mais, ...
It really did seem an imposition to ask him to go miles out of his way → C'était vraiment abuser que de lui demander de faire cet énorme détour.

imposition

n
no pl (of task, conditions)Aufzwingen nt, → Auferlegung f(on sb jdm); (of sanctions, fine, sentence)Verhängung f(on gegen); (of tax)Erhebung f
(= tax)Steuer f (→ on für, auf +dat)
(= taking advantage)Zumutung f(on für); I’d love to stay if it’s not too much of an imposition (on you)ich würde liebend gern bleiben, wenn ich Ihnen nicht zur Last falle

imposition

[ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃn] n (of tax, fine, punishment) → imposizione f
it's a bit of an imposition → è pretendere un po' troppo
to be an imposition on (person) → abusare della gentilezza di

impose

(imˈpouz) verb
1. to place (a tax, fine, task etc) on someone or something. The government have imposed a new tax on cigarettes.
2. to force (oneself, one's opinions etc) on a person. The headmaster liked to impose his authority on the teachers.
3. (often with on) to ask someone to do something which he should not be asked to do or which he will find difficult to do. I hope I'm not imposing (on you) by asking you to help.
imposition (impəˈziʃən) noun
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They rushed together into the lodge, and, laying their hands, with but little ceremony, on their captive, immediately detected the imposition.
It is no pleasure to me to expose him, now, and destroy the reader's delight in him and respect for him, but still it must be done, for when an honest writer discovers an imposition it is his simple duty to strip it bare and hurl it down from its place of honor, no matter who suffers by it; any other course would render him unworthy of the public confidence.
I will not invite retribution on my own head by assisting those children to continue the imposition which their parents practiced, and by helping them to take a place in the world to which they are not entitled.
I heard that the table beer was a robbery of parents, and the pudding an imposition.
So Law appears imperfet, and but giv'n With purpose to resign them in full time Up to a better Cov'nant, disciplin'd From shadowie Types to Truth, from Flesh to Spirit, From imposition of strict Laws, to free Acceptance of large Grace, from servil fear To filial, works of Law to works of Faith.
God knows what's the truth of it all," said Sancho; and knowing as he did that the transformation of Dulcinea had been a device and imposition of his own, his master's illusions were not satisfactory to him; but he did not like to reply lest he should say something that might disclose his trickery.
178} Lord Grimthorpe, whose understanding does not lend itself to easy imposition, has been good enough to write to me about my conviction that the "Odyssey" was written by a woman, and to send me remarks upon the gross absurdity of the incident here recorded.
Not a hope of imposition or mistake was harboured anywhere.
The operation, however, was somewhat slow, for it was necessary to overhaul and inspect every pack to prevent imposition, and the peltries had then to be conveyed in large boats, made of skins, to the ship, which was some little distance from the shore, standing off and on.
And, as my business habits, in this respect, were sufficiently understood, I never met with any attempt at imposition.
Since we parted yesterday, I have received from indisputable authority such a history of you as must bring the most mortifying conviction of the imposition I have been under, and the absolute necessity of an immediate and eternal separation from you.
But with this thrill welled a wave of resentment over what he considered a preposterous imposition.