imposition

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From Old French imposicion, from Latin impositio

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imposition (plural impositions)

  1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
  2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.
  3. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.
  4. (printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
  5. (religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
  6. (UK) A task imposed on a student as punishment.

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