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interposition

Syllabification: in·ter·po·si·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərpəˈziSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of interposition in English:

noun

1The action of interposing someone or something: the interposition of members between tiers of management
More 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 wife
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  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin interpositio(n-), from the verb interponere (see interpose).

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