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Definition of Imposition

Imposition

  1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.
  2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
  3. An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
  4. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
  5. The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
  6. The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.

Imposition Quotations

If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
Maria Montessori

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
William Shakespeare

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
Golda Meir

We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the 'ideas' with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.
Joan Didion

The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition.
Robert Agostinelli
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Imposition Translations

imposition in German is Strafarbeit {f}, Auferlegung {f}
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