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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

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

In the late Fifties and early Sixties, opposition to state terror and aggression and torture and so on was zero. That was a horrible time: the massive Kennedy terror operation against Cuba, the first attacks on Vietnam in 1962, the imposition of national security states in South America.
Noam Chomsky

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

Poverty is an artificial, external imposition on a human being; it is not innate in a human being. And since it is external, it can be removed. It is just a question of doing it.
Muhammad Yunus

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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