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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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Imposts were duties on imports, whether or not import was accompanied by a sale or ownership transfer.
Resolutions in Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Rhode Island would have prohibited Congress from laying direct taxes unless revenues from imposts and excises were insufficient.
91) "[The imposts that] one state imposes, the neighbouring states enable the merchants to eludef.
Part V discusses indirect taxes and defines the four kinds of indirect taxes mentioned in the Constitution: duties, excises, imposts, and tonnage.
For an impost to satisfy the description of a tax it must be possible to differentiate it from an arbitrary exaction and this can only be done by reference to the criteria by which liability to pay the tax is imposed.
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Those were the clays when Detroit's automotive executives wrote off a little comer of the American auto marker to imposts.
That section reads, "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises.
of the United States to acquire new territory does not depend upon any specific grant in the Constitution to do so, but flows from its sovereignty over foreign commerce, war, treaties, and imposts.
The taxes, imposts, levies and duties raised against the people of the sovereign nation may be so raised only by the leaders of the state, and by no other body.
Handicappers have the flexibility to impose variable imposts, according to the merit of the relevant performance.
IDP is concerned that the revised international education imposts on Australian institutions and the higher visa costs for international students could be a disincentive," he said.