Meaning of imposition

im•po•si•tion

Pronunciation: (im"pu-zish'un), [key]
— 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. the arrangement of page plates in proper order on a press for printing a signature.
  8. the act of putting, placing, or laying on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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