with Anu Garg
1. A tax or a similar mandatory payment.
2. The weight a horse must carry in a handicap race.
3. The top part of a pillar of a wall, usually projecting in the form of an ornamental molding, on which an arch rests.
[From Latin imponere (to impose), from ponere (to place).]
"The impost on business could be offset with a cut to the corporate tax rate."
Richard Inder; Sharemarket at Risk of Losing Biggest Firms;
The New Zealand Herald (Auckland); Mar 9, 2006.
See more usage examples of impost in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his
thumb on the scales. -Byron J. Langenfeld
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