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imposition

[ im-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun
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Origin of imposition

1325–75; Middle English imposicioun<Late Latin impositiōn- (stem of impositiō), equivalent to imposit(us) past participle of impōnere to place upon, impose (im-im-1 + posi-, variant stem of pōnere to put + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM imposition

non·im·po·si·tion, nounpre·im·po·si·tion, nounre·im·po·si·tion, noun
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How to use imposition in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for imposition

imposition
/ (ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun
the act of imposing
something that is imposed unfairly on someone
(in Britain) a task set as a school punishment
the arrangement of pages for printing so that the finished work will have its pages in the correct order
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