Complete Definition of "impost"

English

Etymology 1
through French impôt, from Latin impositus

Noun
en-noun

  1. a tax, tariff or duty etc. that is imposed
  2. the weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.

See also
imposter, impostor, impose

Etymology 2
through Italian imposta from Latin imposta

Noun
en-noun

  1. the top part of a column or pillar that supports an arch

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