From (etyl) impost, from (etyl) impositus, past participle of .
A tax, tariff or duty that is imposed, especially on merchandise.
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The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
(horse racing, slang) The weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.
- New universal direct taxes had to be introduced [...], while the burden of indirect taxes was also made heavier, with new imposts being levied on an ensemble of items ranging from playing cards to wigs.
* imposter, impostor, impose
From (etyl) imposta, from (etyl) imposta
The top part of a column or pillar that supports an arch.
Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing, living or behaving.
:* And teach customs which are not lawful. Acts xvi. 21 .
:* Moved beyond his custom , Gama said. .
:* A custom More honored in the breach than the observance. Shakespeare
Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
* Let him have your custom , but not your votes. - .
(legal) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
* Usage is a fact. Custom' is a law. There can be no '''custom''' without usage, though there may be usage without '''custom . ''Wharton .
(obsolete) Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.
* Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shakespeare
The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
* Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom' to whom '''custom . ''Rom. xiii. 7 .
Created under particular specifications, specialized, unique, custom-made
* See also:
* custom made
made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's needs
- My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.
(obsolete) To make familiar; to accustom.
(obsolete) To supply with customers.
(obsolete) To pay the customs of.
(obsolete) To have a custom.
:* On a bridge he custometh to fight. .
- (Francis Bacon)