Origin of imposition
Examples from the Web for imposition
And so swift was the imposition of the curfew that some foreigners were taken by surprise.
Later, when he purchases a massive TV set for her living room, she's offended by the imposition.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why, an imposition on business owners to run their factories as they saw fit, you socialist!Conservatives on the Wrong Side of History on Mandela, Most Other Things|Michael Tomasky|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The result was the imposition of the most draconian inspections regime in history.Obama's Speech: War With Syria Postponed – For Now|Christopher Dickey|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Musharraf is facing a raft of charges, the most significant of which is his imposition of emergency over five years ago.
The Essens also, as we call a sect of ours, were excused from this imposition.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
Marang Buru did not detect the imposition and according to his promise taught them all the incantations of witchcraft.Folklore of the Santal Parganas|Cecil Henry Bompas
Important as this provision was, it followed as a natural consequence from the imposition of postage.The History of the Post Office|Herbert Joyce
About one uniform price is put on the whole, and the purchaser has to submit to the imposition.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
He cannot be subjected, thus violently, to the imposition of beliefs from an external source.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
British Dictionary definitions for imposition
Word Origin and History for imposition
late 14c., "the levying of taxes, a tax, duty, tribute," from Old French imposicion "tax, duty; a fixing" (early 14c.), from Latin impositionem (nominative impositio) "a laying on," from imponere "to place upon," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Sense of "the act of putting (something) on (something else)" is from 1590s. Meaning "an act or instance of imposing" (on someone) first recorded 1630s (see impose).