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  • n. Plural form of impost.

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  • The quantity of taxes to be paid by the community must be the same in either case; with this advantage, if the provision is to be made by the Union that the capital resource of commercial imposts, which is the most convenient branch of revenue, can be prudently improved to a much greater extent under federal than under State regulation, and of course will render it less necessary to recur to more inconvenient methods; and with this further advantage, that as far as there may be any real difficulty in the exercise of the power of internal taxation, it will impose a disposition to greater care in the choice and arrangement of the means; and must naturally tend to make it a fixed point of policy in the national administration to go as far as may be practicable in making the luxury of the rich tributary to the public treasury, in order to diminish the necessity of those impositions which might create dissatisfaction in the poorer and most numerous classes of the society.

    The Federalist Papers

  • Union that the capital resource of commercial imposts, which is the most convenient branch of revenue, can be prudently improved to a much greater extent under federal than under State regulation, and of course will render it less necessary to recur to more inconvenient methods; and with this further advantage, that as far as there may be any real difficulty in the exercise of the power of internal taxation, it will impose a disposition to greater care in the choice and arrangement of the means; and must naturally tend to make it a fixed point of policy in the national administration to go as far as may be practicable in making the luxury of the rich tributary to the public treasury, in order to diminish the necessity of those impositions which might create dissatisfaction in the poorer and most numerous classes of the society.

    The Federalist Papers

  • (See page 27.) (_f_) A ring of hewn Sarsen stones with "imposts" or lintels mortised to them.

    Stonehenge Today and Yesterday

  • 'imposts' and 'subsidies' were so excessive that, in many villages, no assessments of 'tailles' were laid; the 'tithes' (on ecclesiastical property) were so high that the curates and vicars fled away, through fear of being imprisoned, and divine service ceased to be said in a large number of parishes adjoining this city of Caen: as in the villages of Plumetot, Periers, Sequeville, Puto, Soliers, and many others.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Some studies even suggest that, taking into account the economic growth their labor has made possible, and the sales taxes and other imposts they have paid, undocumented aliens have contributed more to government coffers than they have drawn down.

    The GOP's Immigration Fixation

  • The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    “Did you read the health care bill?” - with handy primer. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Had Bachmann bothered to read Article I of the Constitution before going on Fox, she would have learned that Congress has the power to “lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises” and to “provide for …. the general welfare of the United States.”

    Wonk Room » Bachmann: Health Care Reform Is Unconstitutional

  • Moore, incidentally, had incurred zero penalties during that time, exploding the notion that such imposts are inevitable.

    Richard Hughes the dark horse in race for Flat jockeys' championship | Lydia Hislop

  • Article I and the Sixteenth Amendment of the Constitution only authorize four types of taxes -- excises, imposts, capitation taxes, and income taxes -- and specify that Congress is the branch with power to levy these taxes.

    Ken Blackwell: Avoiding the Danger of a "Clean" BBA

  • Commerce was regulated through duties and imposts on imports.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Big First Amendment win in United States v. Stevens

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