interposition

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French interposicion, from Latin interpositio

Noun[edit]

interposition (plural interpositions)

  1. The act of interposing, or the state of being interposed; a being, placing, or coming between; mediation.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Dublin: John Smith, Volume I, Book 5, Chapter 9, p. 252,[1]
      [] a Scuffle immediately ensued, which might have produced Mischief, had it not been prevented by the Interposition of Thwackum and the Physician []
    • 1814, Jane Austen, Emma, Volume I, Chapter 12,[2]
      “True, true,” cried Mr. Knightley, with most ready interposition—“very true []
  2. The thing interposed.

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