Impost


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impost

[′im‚pōst ‚ärch]
(architecture)
The highest part of a column, pillar, pier, or wall upon which the end of an arch rests.

Impost

The horizontal molding or capital on top of a pilaster, pier, or corbel which receives and distributes the thrust at the end of an arch.

impost

1. A masonry unit or course, often distinctively profiled, which receives and distributes the thrust at each end of an arch. Also see abutment, springer.
2. A vertical member in a gemel or double window taking the place of a mullion; an integral mullion.
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If New York City split off to rejoin the Union, as was plausible, Albany would have been a small and land-locked country that would have had to pay a New York City impost to import and export goods.
Mangioni (2016) defines this as a critical turning point in the impost of recurrent land taxes in Australia.
Part V discusses indirect taxes and defines the four kinds of indirect taxes mentioned in the Constitution: duties, excises, imposts, and tonnage.
Morris in his report on public credit of 29 July 1782 assumed that the impost was about to be approved.
First, for an impost to satisfy the description of taxation in s 51(ii) of the Constitution it must be possible to distinguish it from an arbitrary exaction.
premise that carried over from the impost controversy: federal duties
Depending on the nature of operations and the preferred jurisdiction of trade, it is possible for a New Zealand exporter to incur an overall tax impost no greater than it would if undertaking the same business in New Zealand.
For nurses and midwives who work near jurisdictional boarders the impost of having to licence in two or three jurisdictions will cease.
It's got together with ARLA, the letting agents' body, to form the 1808 Coalition and campaign for the abolition of this "anachronistic" impost, this "relic of another another age that fails to recognise the modern British property market".
Exemption from export taxes, wharfage dues, impost and fees
Technology that can reduce the impost on Australian companies under the CPRS is in demand from both financial and industry partners' says Ray O'Neill, Commercialisation Manager at CSIRO.
Although he incurs a penalty for that win, useful pilot Kelly Harrison's 5lb claim offsets that impost and he is still 1lb well-in.