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  • n. Plural form of imposition.

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Examples

  • Their government was illegal, their impositions were arbitrary, and their zeal for the rituals consumed the substantials of religion; and therefore Christ would not give place to them, by subjection, no not for an hour.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • One of the foxes — the white one — asked about discussing the question of easements through the wood to the south of the school, and saying there had been "impositions" and "slips" between the human and the "Arcadian" version of reality.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • Parliament was in a position effectually to make or mar the fiscal fortunes of the Government; except that, of course, it was always open to Parliament to criticise the financial expedients of the crown, such as the sale of monopolies, the levy of "impositions," and the collection of benevolences, and to influence, if it could, the policy pursued in relation to these matters.

    The Governments of Europe

  • Thus he tried to stave off the risk of bringing definitely to a point the King's cherished claim to levy "impositions," or custom duties, on merchandise, by virtue of his prerogative -- a claim which he warned the Commons not to dispute, and which Bacon, maintaining it as legal in theory, did his best to prevent them from discussing, and to persuade them to be content with restraining.

    Bacon

  • Today's GOP would never accept such regulatory "impositions" on the private sector.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • Ahmet Gündoğdu, head of the Education Personnel Labor Union (Eğitim Bir-Sen), said the Council of State decision was aimed at protecting the "impositions" of the Feb. 28, 1997 post-modern coup.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • Christianity and Western-style democracy foreign 'impositions' as well? ...

    RESTY S. ODON

  • Six other cases got deferred impositions, meaning the offenders 'records were cleared if they stayed out of trouble for a set period of time.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • The sun never stood still for Joshua with more resolution than I have rested in my career of freshman; and if I have contributed little to the fame, I have done much for the funds of the University; and when they come to compute the various sums I have paid in, for fines, penalties, and what they call properly "impositions," if they don't place a portrait of me in the examination hall, between Archbishop Ussher and Flood, then do I say there is no gratitude in mankind; not to mention the impulse

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2

  • "impositions" threaten the modern sluggard, even if he neglects chapel altogether.

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson)

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