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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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Word Origin and History for noninterposition
interposition
early 15c., from O.Fr. interposicion (12c.), from L. interpositionem (nom. interpositio), from interpositus, pp. of L. interponere, from inter- + ponere (see position).
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