impost definition

  • noun:
    • anything, like a tax or duty, that's enforced.
    • Sports The weight a horse must carry in a handicap race.
    • The uppermost element of a column or pillar promoting an arch.
    • A tax, tariff or responsibility this is certainly enforced, specially on product.
    • the very best member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
    • The weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.
    • the most effective part of a column or pillar that aids an arch.
    • That which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or responsibility; specially, a duty or tax laid by goverment on items brought in into a country.
    • the very best member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the extra weight of an arch rests.
    • whatever is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or task; specifically, a duty or taxation laid by government on items brought in; a customs-duty.
    • In design, the stage where an arch rests on a wall or line; in addition, the health of such resting or conference.
    • In sporting slang, a weight placed upon a horse in a handicap race.
    • the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
    • money gathered under a tariff

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