Associations to the word «Imposition»


IMPOSITION, noun. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
IMPOSITION, noun. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.
IMPOSITION, noun. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put or laid on others.
IMPOSITION, noun. (printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
IMPOSITION, noun. (religion) A practice of laying hands on a person in a religious ceremony; used e.g. in confirmation and ordination.
IMPOSITION, noun. (UK) A task imposed on a student as punishment.

Dictionary definition

IMPOSITION, noun. The act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo).
IMPOSITION, noun. An uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the imposition".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky