imposition


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in classic literature ?
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 he felt that it was an imposition for an employer, because he bought the time of an employee in working hours, to presume in any way upon any of the rest of that employee's time.
In his own case he felt that such an imposition would be peculiarly obnoxious, for had she not read that cursed Klondike correspondent's book?
And imposition,' added Gowan, laughing; 'we won't leave out the imposition.
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.
This scheme was contrived by the lady, and highly relished by Jones, who was indeed glad to have a prospect of seeing his Sophia at any rate; and the lady herself was not a little pleased with the imposition on Sophia, which Jones, she thought, could not possibly discover to her for his own sake.
In protracted expectation of the weather clearing up, the last evening paper from London was read and re-read with an intensity of interest only known in cases of extreme destitution; every inch of the carpet was walked over with similar perseverance; the windows were looked out of, often enough to justify the imposition of an additional duty upon them; all kinds of topics of conversation were started, and failed; and at length Mr.
Mrs Jarley was not slow to express her admiration at this happy result, and carried her young friend and pupil to inspect the remaining arrangements within doors, by virtue of which the passage had been already converted into a grove of green-baize hung with the inscription she had already seen (Mr Slum's productions), and a highly ornamented table placed at the upper end for Mrs Jarley herself, at which she was to preside and take the money, in company with his Majesty King George the Third, Mr Grimaldi as clown, Mary Queen of Scots, an anonymous gentleman of the Quaker persuasion, and Mr Pitt holding in his hand a correct model of the bill for the imposition of the window duty.
They rushed together into the lodge, and, laying their hands, with but little ceremony, on their captive, immediately detected the imposition.
I heard that the table beer was a robbery of parents, and the pudding an imposition.
The pockets of the farmers, on the other hand, will reluctantly yield but scanty supplies, in the unwelcome shape of impositions on their houses and lands; and personal property is too precarious and invisible a fund to be laid hold of in any other way than by the inperceptible agency of taxes on consumption.
Justice Ayesha A Malik heard the petitions filed by Pakistan Justice Party and others challenging imposition of sales and other taxes on petroleum products.