imposition

/im'peuh zish"euhn/, n.
1. the laying on of something as a burden or obligation.
2. something imposed, as a burden or duty; an unusual or extraordinarily burdensome requirement or task.
3. the act of imposing by or as if by authority.
4. an instance of imposing upon a person: He did the favor but considered the request an imposition.
5. the act of imposing fraudulently or deceptively on others; imposture.
6. the ceremonial laying on of hands, as in confirmation or ordination.
7. Print. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.
8. the act of putting, placing, or laying on.
[1325-75; ME imposicioun < LL imposition- (s. of impositio), equiv. to imposit(us) ptp. of imponere to place upon, impose (im- IM-1 + posi-, var. s. of ponere to put + -tus ptp. suffix) + -ion- -ION]

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