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imposition

noun
     
im‧po‧si‧tion
1 [uncountable] the introduction of something such as a rule, punishment, tax etc
imposition of
the imposition of martial law
2 [countable usually singular] formal something that someone expects or asks you to do for them, which is not convenient for you:
I know it's an imposition, but could I use your bathroom?

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