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- The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
- An unwelcome burden, presence, or obligation.
- 1961 November 10, Joseph Heller, “The Soldier in White”, in Catch-22 […], New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, →OCLC, page 169:
- They gathered soberly in the farthest recess of the ward and gossiped about him in malicious, offended undertones, rebelling against his presence as a ghastly imposition and resenting him malevolently for the nauseating truth of which he was bright reminder.
- That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.
- A trick or deception put or laid on others.
- (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.
- (religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
- (UK) A task imposed on a student as punishment.
- (act of imposing and the like): imposure, infliction, obtrusion
- (that which is imposed, levied, or enjoined): burden, charge, enjoinder, injunction, tax
- (excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction): cheating, deception, delusion, fraud, imposture, trick
act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like
that which is imposed, levied, or enjoined
excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction
religion: laying on of hands
school: task imposed as punishment
- “imposition”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “imposition”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
imposition f (plural impositions)
- “imposition”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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