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  • n. The act of imposing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of imposing or of laying on: as, the imposure of a decree.


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  • ASHCROFT: The marketplace of ideas is the place of exposure, and the place of terrorism is the place of imposing or imposure.

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2006

  • "The Gentle Armour" is a playful adaptation of a French fabliau "Les Trois Chevaliers et la Chemise," which tells of a knight whose hard-hearted lady set him the task of fighting his two rivals in the lists, armed only in her smock; and, in contrition for this harsh imposure, went to the altar with her faithful champion, wearing only the same bloody sark as her bridal garment.

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