What does the word imposition mean?

Usage examples for imposition

  1. And how deeply must the Court of Rome have felt itself injured by the imposition of the Oath of Supremacy. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. " It is a shameful imposition," he cried; " how much do you want after all?" – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  3. The friends of liberal thought are against it; and those who seek the old grim conclusion do so in another way, striving to substitute a new faith in nature for the old faith in divine inspiration, and to prove the latter to have been a growth rather than an imposition. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham