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Imposition, 1) charge, accusation, imputation (cf. “impose,” H5 IV, 1, 157): “which else would stand under grievous i.” Meas. I, 2, 194. “the imposition cleared hereditary ours,” Wint. I, 2, 74 (original sin set off our account).
2) charge, injunction, order: “bound in knighthood to her i.” Lucr. 1697. Merch. I, 2, 114. III, 4, 33. Alls IV, 4, 29. R3 III, 7, 232. Troil. III, 2, 86.
3) cheat, imposture: “reputation is an idle and most false i.” Oth. II, 3, 269.
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