3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Impose \Im*pose"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Imposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imposing}.] [F. imposer; pref. im- in + poser to place. See {Pose}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.

Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within a wicker basket. --Chapman.

2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.

What fates impose, that men must needs abide. --Shak.

Death is the penalty imposed. --Milton.

Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws. --Waller.

3. (Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.

4. (Print.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

imposed \imposed\ adjective p. p. of {impose}; as, rules imposed by society. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: set forth authoritatively as obligatory; "the imposed taxation"; "rules imposed by society"

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