Definitions

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  • n. The act of interposing, or the state of being interposed; a being, placing, or coming between; mediation.
  • n. The thing interposed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of interposing, or the state of being interposed; a being, placing, or coming between; mediation.
  • n. The thing interposed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A being, placing, or coming between, as of something that obstructs or interferes; intervention.
  • n. Intervenient agency; agency between parties; interference; mediation.
  • n. That which is interposed.
  • n. Synonyms Interposition, Interference, Intervention, Mediation. The first three of these have the same differences as the corresponding verbs. (See interpose.) Intervention and interference are used of persons or things; interposition and mediation only of persons. Mediation is a friendly act performed in order to reconcile those who are estranged or opposed: as, France refused all offers of mediation, and seemed bent upon war. The word mediation is rarely used where the friendly interposition is not consented to by the parties to the Controversy, or where it is not at least in some degree successful.
  • n. In mineralogy, same as inclusion, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
  • n. the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

Etymologies

inter- +‎ position (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These Sheikhs are a peculiar institution in the Soudan; they are supposed to be men under the special protection of a particular angel of God, whose interposition is effected by the Sheikh having isolated himself for eight or nine hours daily during a term of years, and constantly repeating all that time one of the ninety-nine names of God.

    Three Months in the Soudan

  • This providential interposition is all the more remarkable, that, as in the analogous case of Joseph, it was displayed in making the ordinary and natural course of things lead to the most marvellous results.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • For example, he gave new life to the idea of interposition championed by antebellum Sen. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, who argued that states could protect their citizens from the authority of the federal government.

    James J. Kilpatrick, 89, dies; conservative columnist formerly on '60 Minutes'

  • Patrolling parties that are designed to separate the parties in an actual or potential confrontation are called interposition patrols.

    FM 7-98 Chapter 4 - Peacekeeping

  • Then another key element is the notion of interposition and I would like to discuss that a bit.

    Oral History Interview with Virginius Dabney, July 31, 1975. Interview A-0311-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Attacking Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause, a favorite move of opponents of the New Deal, has consistently failed — even conservative Supreme Court Justice Anontin Scalia concedes the point — and the doctrine of "interposition," offered as justification to block civil-rights legislation, has been discredited for five decades.

    After the Fall

  • He gave this campaign a supposedly intellectual flair by coming up with such arguments as "interposition," a states 'rights ploy that would let state officials ignore federal laws they don't like.

    Don't forget who Kilpatrick really was

  • I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers

    Russell Bishop: Could You Just Get Over Your Negativity About Positive Focus?

  • Following St. Gregory of Nyssa's account, Brandon labels that something as "interposition" and fleshes out a bit about what that meant for Gregory.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • "a grievance demanding legislative redress;" that is, the interposition of Congress -- but one hundred and seventeen men have decided that there shall be "no action whatever" by Congress in relation to slavery.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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