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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed p. pr. & vb. n. Imposing.]
 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

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