According to common opinion, the matter and form of ordination to the episcopate were the imposition of the consecrating bishop's hands with the words, " Receive the Holy Ghost."
Would it be such an imposition to take just one day off to go see my parents?
Ordination is to be effected by imposition of hands.
Later, it was used in the sense of the imposition itself, in which it has survived in the contracted form of cess.
As a result of incurring the large debt, a clause in the constitution prohibits the legislature from contracting a debt without providing by the imposition of taxes for the payment of the interest annually and the principal within fifteen years, except to meet a temporary deficiency not exceeding $50,000.