[ in-ter-puh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌɪn tər pəˈzɪʃ ən /


the act or fact of interposing or the condition of being interposed.
something interposed.
the doctrine that an individual state of the U.S. may oppose any federal action it believes encroaches on its sovereignty.

Origin of interposition

1375–1425; late Middle English interposicio(u)n < Latin interpositiōn- (stem of interpositiō), equivalent to interposit(us) (past participle of interpōnere to place between) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·in·ter·po·si·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for interposition


/ (ˌɪntəpəˈzɪʃən) /


something interposed
the act of interposing or the state of being interposed
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