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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·po·si·tion /ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·po·si·tion n.
 1. The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like. “From imposition of strict laws.” --Milton.
    Made more solemn by the imposition of hands.   --Hammond.
 2. That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.
 3. Eng. Univ. An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.
 4. An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.
    Reputation is an idle and most false imposition.   --Shak.
 5. Eccl. The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.
 6. Print. The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.
 Syn: -- Deceit; fraud; imposture. See Deception.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo) [syn:
      2: an uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the