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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•postˈɪm poʊst(n.)

  1. a tax; duty; levy.

  2. the weight assigned to a horse in a race.

    Category: Sport

Origin of impost:

1560–70; < ML impostus a tax, var. of impositus, ptp. of impōnere to impose

im′post•er(n.)

im•postˈɪm poʊst(n.)

  1. the point of springing of an arch; spring.

    Category: Architecture

  2. an architectural feature immediately beneath this point.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of impost:

1655–65; < F imposte < It imposta < L: fem. of impostus (ptp.): see impost1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(noun)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Wiktionary

  1. imposter(Noun)

    Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity or other devious disguise.

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