verb (used with object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), im·posed, im·pos·ing.
- to thrust oneself offensively upon others; intrude.
- to take unfair advantage of; misuse (influence, friendship, etc.).
- to defraud; cheat; deceive: A study recently showed the shocking number of confidence men that impose on the public.
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It is ordinarily resolved that imposed oaths must be kept according to the sense of the imposer.
For the sinfulness of the imposer's act proveth no more, but that such a command did not oblige you to vow.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
The first imposer of names was a philosopher who followed the theory of Herakleitus — perpetual flux of everything.
Between a sincere, involuntary misunderstanding the imposer, and a voluntary, fraudulent reservation or private sense.
All men confess that private vows bind; and the nullity of the imposer's authority, maketh them but private vows.