Definition of Impost. Meaning of Impost. Synonyms of Impost

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Definition of Impost

Impost
Impost Im"post, n. [OF. impost, F. impot, LL. impostus, fr. L. impostus, p. p. of imponere to impose. See Impone.] 1. That which is imposed or levied; a tax, tribute, or duty; especially, a duty or tax laid by goverment on goods imported into a country. Even the ship money . . . Johnson could not pronounce to have been an unconstitutional impost. --Macaulay. 2. (Arch.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests. Note: The impost is called continuous, if the moldings of the arch or architrave run down the jamb or pier without a break. Syn: Tribute; excise; custom; duty; tax.

Meaning of Impost from wikipedia

- Impost may mean: A type of tax, especially a tax levied on imports A handicap (usually a lead weight) used in horse racing Impost (architecture): a block...
- In architecture, an impost or impost block is a projecting block resting on top of a column or embedded in a wall, serving as the base for the springer...
- reversed when they eventually returned to office. Partially offsetting these imposts upon the business community—the "main loser" from the 1985 Tax Summit according...
- Thomas Burke, in February 1781, to give Congress the power to collect a 5% impost, or duty on all imports, but this required ratification by all states; securing...
- a strong advocate of protective tariffs. The primary purposes of such imposts was not to raise revenue, but to allow American manufacturing to develop...
- policy through the enumerated power to "lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general...
- nineteenth century Supreme Court cases applied this clause to duties and imposts on interstate imports and exports. In 1869, the United States Supreme Court...
- of an arch, or masonry used to resist the lateral forces of a vault. The impost or abacus of a column in cl****ical architecture may also serve as an abutment...
- Winchilsea". King's College London. Retrieved 4 September 2008. "The Odious Imposts". Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser. Dublin, Ireland. 14...
- A masonry arch Keystone Voussoir Extrados Impost Intrados Rise Clear span Abutment...
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