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imposition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpositionim‧po‧si‧tion /ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən/ ●○○ AWL noun  1 [uncountable]START something/MAKE something START the introduction of something such as a rule, punishment, tax etcimposition of the imposition of martial law2 [countable usually singular] formalPROBLEM 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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impositionThe drawback was his rather dowdy wife and their increasing brood of children, an imposition to be endured.Some professors seem to feel that teaching is an imposition keeping them from their research.Why hold a referendum, when no one could challenge the imposition of his will?This culminated in the imposition of far-reaching controls.Barnala refused formally to recommend the imposition of central rule.Here Period V of late Roman date saw the imposition of an inhumation cemetery upon the earlier pattern of ditched enclosures.Further, the county council has not yet given its consent to the imposition of any traffic regulations.The foreign minister, Stan Mudenge, has previously said that sanctions could lead to the imposition of martial law.the imposition of martial law
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