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interposition

[ in-ter-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌɪn tər pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun

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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM interposition

non·in·ter·po·si·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for interposition

interposition
/ (ˌɪntəpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

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