imposition (n.)
order, charge, command
AW IV.iv.29[Diana to Helena] Let death and honesty / Go with your impositions
Luc.1697[] Each present lord began to promise aid, / As bound in knighthood to her imposition
MV I.ii.98[Nerissa to Portia, of the lords' decision to leave] unless you may be won by some other sort than your father's imposition
MV III.iv.33[Portia to Lorenzo] I do desire you / Not to deny this imposition
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