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interposition

[in-ter-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌɪn tər pəˈzɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the act or fact of interposing or the condition of being interposed.
2.
something interposed.
3.
the doctrine that an individual state of the U.S. may oppose any federal action it believes encroaches on its sovereignty.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
noninterposition, noun
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interposition

n.

late 14c., from Old French interposicion (12c.), from Latin interpositionem (nominative interpositio), noun of action from past participle stem of interponere "to put between, place among; put forward," from inter- (see inter-) + ponere (see position).

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