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IMPO'SE, s as z. L. impositum, from impono in and pono, to put. Pono, as written, belongs to Class Bn and posui, positum, to Class Bs. or Bd. The latter coincide with Eng.put.

1. To lay on to set on to lay on, as a burden, tax, toll, duty or penalty. The legislature imposes taxes for the support of government toll is imposed on passengers to maintain roads, and penalties are imposed on those who violate the laws. God imposes no burdens on men which they are unable to bear.

On impious realms and barb'rous kings impose

Thy plagues--

2. To place over by authority or by force.

The Romans often imposed rapacious governors on their colonies and conquered countries.

3. To lay on, as a command to enjoin, as a duty.

Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws.

Impose but your commands--

4. To fix on to impute. Little used.
5. To lay on, as hands in the ceremony of ordination, or of confirmation.
6. To obtrude fallaciously.

Our poet thinks not fit

T' impose upon you what he writes for wit.

7. Among printers, to put the pages on the stone and fit on the chase, and thus prepare the form for the press.

To impose on, to deceive to mislead by a trick or false pretense vulgarly, to put upon. We are liable to be imposed on by others,and sometimes we impose on ourselves.

IMPO'SE, n. s as z. Command injunction. Not used.

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Entry for 'Impose'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/i/impose.html.

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