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imposition

noun uk   /ˌɪm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us  

imposition noun (EXPECTING)

[S] a situation in which someone expects another person to do something that they do not want to do or that is not convenient: Would it be too much of an imposition to ask you to pick my parents up from the airport?

imposition noun (NEW LAW)

[U] the introduction of a new law or system: the imposition of the death penalty/martial law/sanctions
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