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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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much of the state legislation ratifying the 1783 confederal impost
A five percent tax on imports, called the "impost," collected by the federal government, had been proposed in 1781 and again in 1783.
Mangioni (2016) highlights that this dual impost is outdated, with recurrent land tax divested to local government as the sole collector and administrator in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
A charge or censure"); Jacob, Dictionary, supra note 1 (defining "tax" in part as "[a] tribute or imposition laid upon the subject"); Sheridan, Dictionary, supra note 1 (defining "tax" as "[a]n impost, a tribute imposed, an excise, a tallage; charge, censure"); David Hartley, Letters on the American War 78 (3d ed.
The new Congress used that document's grant of taxing powers to pass something akin to the impost that Morris had tried and failed to get earlier in the decade.
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.
The dispute over how to collect the continental impost ultimately
It is pertinent to mention here that the overall impost from the country during the fiscal year 2011-12 increased by 11.13 percent.
He admitted the libel case had been a major impost on his life, and added he had to fight hard to restore his tarnished reputation, as according to him, match fixing were some of the "dirtiest words in sport".
Riyadh, Safar 24, 1433, Jan 18, 2012, SPA -- The Ministry of Interior has recently been informed of unknown people impost themselves as bankers who want to help citizens as well as expatriates, by updating their banking accounts details before taking advantage of the disclosure of their secret PIN numbers-related to banking phone or ATM cards.
We expect TCNZ's new financial profile to be commensurate with its changed operating profile that now reflects an overall weakened business model, though counter-balanced to an extent, by a now significantly reduced regulatory impost which had been clouding TCNZ's credit profile," Moody's analyst Ian Lewis said.
As Parliament prepares to vote on carbon legislation, Gujarat has revealed hopes of keeping the carbon tax impost below $3/mt.