Imposition Im`po*si"tion, n. [F., fr. L. impositio the application of a name to a thing. See {Impone}.] 1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. ``From imposition of strict laws.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Made more solemn by the imposition of hands. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eng. Univ.) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl.) The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. (Print.) The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See {Impose}, v. t., 4.

Syn: Deceit; fraud; imposture. See {Deception}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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