impost

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 impost — de la vingtiéme partie du vin ou autre chose, Vicesima vicesimae. Faire impost, Imperare tributum. Mettre sus et lever un impost sur le vin qui entre en la ville, Portorium vini instituere …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 3 impost — Impost. s. m. Droit imposé sur certaines choses. Nouvel impost sur le vin, sur le papier, &c. Lever les imposts. diminuer les imposts. establir un nouvel impost …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 impost — (n.) tax, duty, 1560s, from M.Fr. impost, from M.L. impostum, from neut. of L. impostus, contracted from impositus, pp. of imponere (see IMPOSTOR (Cf. impostor)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 impòst — impost m. impôt. « Vas a la guèrra, pagar l impòst de ma misèra ! » V. Gelu …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 6 Impost — may mean: *A type of extra tax *A handicap (usually a lead weight) used in horse racing *The topmost part of an architectural column *A tax levied on imports …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 Impost — (v. lat.), 1) indirecte Abgabe, für den Verbrauch einer Waare, z.B. des Weines, Bieres; vgl. Accise u. Steuer; daher Impostiren, besteuern; 2) (Bauk.), so v.w. Kämpfer …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Impost — (mittellat.), veralteter Ausdruck für Steuer …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Impóst — (mittellat.), indirekte Auflage, Steuer; Pfeilergesims (s. Kämpfer) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 impost — index assessment (levy), duty (tax), excise, excise (levy a tax), levy, tariff (duties) …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 impost — impost1 [im′pōst΄] n. [OFr < ML impostus < L impositus, pp. of imponere: see IMPOSE] 1. a tax; esp., a duty on imported goods 2. Horse Racing the weight assigned to a horse in a handicap race vt. ☆ to classify (imported goods) in order to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 impost — noun a) a tax, tariff or duty etc. that is imposed. Unlike taxes, tariffs, or duties, the primary purpose of an impost is to dissuade countries from discriminating against the imports or shipping of other nations. If the trade is non… …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 impost — I. /ˈɪmpɒst / (say impost) noun 1. a tax, tribute, or duty. 2. imposition. 3. a customs duty. 4. Horseracing a handicap weight that a horse must carry for a race. {Medieval Latin impostus a tax, Latin impositus laid on} II. /ˈɪmpoʊst/ (say… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 impost — Any tax or imposition, but particularly a duty on imports. 21 Am J2d Cust D § 1. The word impost is derived from the Latin word impono, which was generally used among the Romans as meaning to lay or levy a tax, and in our language has scarcely… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15 impost — I im•post [[t]ˈɪm poʊst[/t]] n. 1) a tax; duty; levy 2) spo the weight assigned to a horse in a race • Etymology: 1560–70; < ML impostus a tax, var. of impositus, ptp. of impōnere to impose im′post•er, n. II im•post [[t]ˈɪm poʊst[/t]] n. 1)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 impost — 1. n. 1 a tax, duty, or tribute. 2 a weight carried by a horse in a handicap race. Etymology: F f. med.L impost part. stem of L imponere: see IMPOSE 2. n. the upper course of a pillar, carrying an arch. Etymology: F imposte or It. imposta fem.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 impost — I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere Date: 1568 something imposed or levied ; tax II. noun Etymology: French imposte, ultimately from Latin impositus Date …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 impost — impost1 imposter, n. /im pohst/, n. 1. a tax; tribute; duty. 2. a customs duty. 3. Horse Racing. the weight assigned to a horse in a race. v.t. 4. to determine customs duties on, according to the kind of imports. [1560 70; < ML impostus a tax, n …

    Universalium

  • 19 Impost — Im|pọst 〈m. 23; veraltet〉 Warensteuer [<lat. impositus „auferlegt“, Part. Perf. zu imponere „auferlegen“] * * * Im|pọst, der; [e]s [mlat. impostus, zu lat. impositum, 2. Part. von: imponere, ↑imponieren] (Steuerw. veraltet): Warensteuer …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20 impost — Synonyms and related words: assessment, blackmail, call, call for, cess, claim, conscience money, contribution, demand, demand for, direct tax, draft, drain, duty, exaction, extortion, extortionate demand, graduated taxation, heavy demand,… …

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