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Wordnet 3.0


1. set forth authoritatively as obligatory;
- Example: "the imposed taxation"
- Example: "rules imposed by society"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impose \Im*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Imposing.] [F. imposer; pref. im- in + poser to place. See Pose, v. t.] 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit. [1913 Webster] Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within a wicker basket. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute. [1913 Webster] What fates impose, that men must needs abide. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Death is the penalty imposed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination. [1913 Webster] 4. (Print.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

imposed \imposed\ adj. p. p. of impose; as, rules imposed by society. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

imposed adj 1: set forth authoritatively as obligatory; "the imposed taxation"; "rules imposed by society"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "imposed": absolute, binding, compulsory, conclusive, decisive, decretory, dictated, entailed, final, hard-and-fast, imperative, irrevocable, mandated, mandatory, must, obligatory, peremptory, prescript, prescriptive, required, ultimate, without appeal