And it is here, in the interstices between the law and morality, that the pressure for reform starts to build up irresistibly.
early 15c., from Old French interstice (14c.) and directly from Latin interstitium "interval," literally "space between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + stem of stare "to stand" (see stet). Related: Interstices.
interstice in·ter·stice (ĭn-tûr'stĭs)n. pl. in·ter·stic·es (-stĭ-sēz', -sĭz) A small area, space, or hole in the substance of an organ or tissue.