Meaning of “imposition” in the English Dictionary

"imposition" in British English

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impositionnoun

uk /ˌɪm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɪm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

imposition noun (NEW LAW)

[ U ] the introduction of a new law or system:

the imposition of the death penalty/martial law/sanctions

(Definition of “imposition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imposition" in American English

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impositionnoun

us /ˌɪm·pəˈzɪʃ·ən/

imposition noun (INCONVENIENCE)

[ C ] something done that causes inconvenience to another person:

I hope the drive to the airport isn’t an imposition.

imposition noun (MAKING RULES)

[ U ] the act of establishing a rule or law to be obeyed:

the imposition of new taxes

(Definition of “imposition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"imposition" in Business English

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impositionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/ us

the introduction of a new law , tax, rule, or punishment:

the imposition of laws/legislation/rules

(Definition of “imposition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)