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Noun imposition has 2 senses


impositionn. [F., fr. L. impositio the application of a name to a thing. See Impone.].
  •  The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.  [1913 Webster]
    "Made more solemn by the imposition of hands."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.  T. Warton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.  [1913 Webster]
    "Reputation is an idle and most false imposition."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Syn. -- Deceit; fraud; imposture. See Deception.


imposition, n.
1 the act or an instance of imposing; the process of being imposed.
2 an unfair or resented demand or burden.
3 a tax or duty.
4 Brit. work set as a punishment at school.

ME f. OF imposition or L impositio f. imponere: see IMPOSE



n. The act of blessing or consecrating by the laying on of hands -- a ceremony common to many ecclesiastical systems, but performed with the frankest sincerity by the sect known as Thieves.

"Lo! by the laying on of hands,"
Say parson, priest and dervise,
"We consecrate your cash and lands
To ecclesiastical service.
No doubt you'll swear till all is blue
At such an imposition. Do."
Pollo Doncas



Intertype, Linotype, Monotype, application, applying, assessment, assumption, atrocity, ballot-box stuffing, blackmail, bunco, burden, burthen, call, call for, cardsharping, cargo, cess, charge, cheat, cheating, claim, cold-type typesetting, composing, composing stick, composition, computerized typesetting, conscience money, contribution, cozenage, cross, cumbrance, deadweight, demand, demand for, diddle, diddling, difficulty, direct tax, disadvantage, dishonesty, disservice, dodge, draft, drain, dummy, duty, embarrassment, encroachment, encumbrance, enforcement, enforcing, entrance, entrenchment, exaction, extortion, extortionate demand, familiarity, fishy transaction, flam, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, freight, furniture, galley chase, gerrymandering, graduated taxation, graft, great wrong, grievance, grift, gross injustice, gyp, gyp joint, hamper, handicap, heavy demand, hot-metal typesetting, hubris, illicit business, impediment, impedimenta, impingement, impost, imposture, inconvenience, incursion, indent, indirect tax, infiltration, inflicting, infliction, influx, infringement, injection, injury, injustice, inroad, insinuation, insistent demand, interference, interjection, interloping, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, introduction, intrusion, invasion, irruption, joint return, justification, lawlessness, laying on, layout, levy, liberties, liberty abused, license, licentiousness, line of type, load, lumber, miscarriage of justice, misuse, nonnegotiable demand, notice, obtrusion, onus, order, outrage, pack, penalty, photocomposition, photosetting, phototypesetter, phototypesetting machine, placement, placing, presumption, presumptuousness, progressive tax, promulgation, quoin, racket, raw deal, requirement, requisition, rush, rush order, scam, separate returns, setting, single tax, slug, supertax, surtax, swindle, tax, tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption, tax return, tax structure, tax withholding, tax-exempt status, taxable income, taxation, taxing, tithe, toll, trespass, trespassing, tribute, trouble, typesetting, typesetting machine, ultimatum, undue liberty, unlawful entry, warning, weight, white elephant, withholding tax, wrong




N command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod, despatch, dispatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions, appointment, fixture, demand, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendication, ultimatum, request, requirement, dictation, dictate, mandate, caveat, decree, senatus consultum, precept, prescript, rescript, writ, ordination, bull, ex cathedra pronouncement, edict, decretal, dispensation, prescription, brevet, placit, ukase, ukaz, firman, hatti- sherif, warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpoena, nisi prius, interpellation, citation, word, word of command, mot d'ordre, bugle call, trumpet call, beat of drum, tattoo, order of the day, enactment, plebiscite, commanding, authoritative, decretory, decretive, decretal, callable, jussive, in a commanding tone, by a stroke of the pen, by a dash of the pen, by order, at beat of drum, on the first summons, the decree is gone forth, sic volo sic jubeo, le Roi le veut, boutez en avant.


N undueness, malum prohibitum, impropriety, illegality, falseness, emptiness of title, invalidity of title, illegitimacy, loss of right, disfranchisement, forfeiture, usurpation, tort, violation, breach, encroachment, presumption, assumption, seizure, stretch, exaction, imposition, lion's share, usurper, pretender, undue, unlawful, unconstitutional, illicit, unauthorized, unwarranted, disallowed, unallowed, unsanctioned, unjustified, unentitled, disentitled, unqualified, disqualified, unprivileged, unchartered, illegitimate, bastard, spurious, supposititious, false, usurped, tortious, undeserved, unmerited, unearned, unfulfilled, forfeited, disfranchised, improper, unmeet, unfit, unbefitting, unseemly, unbecoming, misbecoming, seemless, contra bonos mores, not the thing, out of the question, not to be thought of, preposterous, pretentious, would-be, filius nullius.


N deception, falseness, untruth, imposition, imposture, fraud, deceit, guile, fraudulence, fraudulency, covin, knavery, misrepresentation, bluff, straw-bail, straw bid, spoof, delusion, gullery, juggling, jugglery, slight of hand, legerdemain, prestigiation, prestidigitation, magic, conjuring, conjuration, hocus-pocus, escamoterie, jockeyship, trickery, coggery, chicanery, supercherie, cozenage, circumvention, ingannation, collusion, treachery, practical joke, trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite, card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck, artful dodge, swindle, tricks upon travelers, stratagem, confidence trick, fake, hoax, theft, ballot-box stuffing, barney, brace game, bunko game, drop game, gum game, panel game, shell game, thimblerig, skin game, snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin, springe, springle, noose, hoot, bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens, cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime, dionaea, Venus's flytrap, ambush, trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom, spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery, mine, flytrap, green goods, panel house, Cornish hug, wolf in sheep's clothing, disguise, disguisement, false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes, pattes de velours, mockery, copy, counterfeit, sham, make- believe, forgery, fraud, lie, a delusion a mockery and a snare, hollow mockery, whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher, tinsel, paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels, scagliola, ormolu, German silver, albata, paktong, white metal, Britannia metal, paint, veneer, jerry building, man of straw, illusion, ignis fatuus, mirage, deceived, deceiving, cunning, prestigious, prestigiatory, deceptive, deceptious, deceitful, covinous, delusive, delusory, illusive, illusory, elusive, insidious, ad captandum vulgus, untrue, mock, sham, make-believe, counterfeit, snide, pseudo, spurious, supposititious, so-called, pretended, feigned, trumped up, bogus, scamped, fraudulent, tricky, factitious bastard, surreptitious, illegitimate, contraband, adulterated, sophisticated, unsound, rotten at the core, colorable, disguised, meretricious, tinsel, pinchbeck, plated, catchpenny, Brummagem, artificial, synthetic, ersatz, simulated, under false colors, under the garb of, under cover of, over the left, keep the word of promise to the ear and break it t, fronti nulla fides, ah that deceit should steal such gentle shapes, a quicksand of deceit, decipimur specie recti, falsi crimen, fraus est celare fraudem, lupus in fabula, so smooth, he daubed his vice with show of virtue.

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