Impost

Definition of Impost

Im´post
n.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.

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