- 1The action of interposing someone or something: the interposition of members between tiers of managementMore example sentences
- The interposition of political majorities does not necessarily insulate the state's decision from all criticism.
- Calhoun always portrayed nullification as a process designed to preserve the union, but he himself acknowledged that secession could follow interposition if repeated abuses of the Constitution went uncorrected.
- The word ‘intervention’ implies interposition, placing oneself between two contending parties and keeping them apart.
- 1.1Interference: prevented from taking your life by the interposition of your wifeMore example sentences
- We therefore earnestly solicit your Christian interposition to discourage and prevent so obvious an Evil, in such manner as under the influence of Divine Wisdom you shall see meet.
- Pictures of slain, undersized whales, and the dramatic interposition of tiny Zodiacs between giant whaling ships and their quarry created a media storm when released during an International Whaling Commission meeting.
- But you have brought separate proceedings seeking, primarily, declarations, also injunctive relief, which would involve your interference or your interposition in the contractual rights of other persons.
late Middle English: from Latin interpositio(n-), from the verb interponere (see interpose).
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