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Definition of imposition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of introducing something such as a new law or rule, or a new tax the imposition of martial law the imposition of tax on domestic fuel
  2. 2[countable] an unfair or unreasonable thing that someone expects or asks you to do I'd like to stay if it's not too much of an imposition.
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