(verb) to burden with some form of duty
"Obligations were imposed by contractual provisions."
levy (often used when discussing taxes, tariffs and other charges): "The government continues to levy charges on people who switch to another mortgage lender."
prescribe: "The Act prescribes wage protections."
Other form of the word
imposition: "The article addresses the possible imposition of liability on estate agents."
"The Commission concluded that it could impose a fine."
"Do you feel that society has a right to impose the death penalty for especially heinous crimes?"
"Congress has never been willing to impose a rule that can be found in nearly every other democracy in the world."