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Impose, vb. 1) to lay on, as a burden, office, order, or penalty: Err. I, 1, 32. LLL III, 204. Wint. II, 3, 165. John III, 1, 250. H6C IV, 3, 58. Troil. III, 2, 87. Lr. II, 4, 26. With “on:” Meas. I, 3, 40. LLL III, 130. V, 2, 850. H5 IV, 1, 157. R3 III, 7, 147.
2) to enjoin, to oblige by command: “i. me to what penance your invention can lay upon my sin,” Ado V, 1, 282.
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