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v. in·ter·posed, in·ter·pos·ing, in·ter·pos·es
a. To insert or introduce between parts: The ice interposes a barrier between the harbor and the islands.
b. To place (oneself) between others or things.
2. To introduce or interject (a comment, for example) during discourse or a conversation. See Synonyms at introduce.
3. To exert (influence or authority) in order to interfere or intervene: interpose one's veto.
1. To come between things; assume an intervening position.
2. To come between the parties in a dispute; intervene.
3. To insert a remark, question, or argument.

[French, from Old French interposer, to intervene, alteration (influenced by poser, to put, place) of Latin interpōnere, to put between : inter-, inter- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·pos′al n.
in′ter·pos′er n.
in′ter·po·si′tion (-pə-zĭsh′ən) n.


1. something interposed
2. the act of interposing or the state of being interposed


(ˌɪn tər pəˈzɪʃ ən)

1. the act of interposing or the state 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.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin interpositiō=interposi-, variant s. of interpōnere to place between]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interposition - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
2.interposition - the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
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For my analysis of interpositioning as an economic phenomenon, see infra Part III.
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The complaint further alleges that by engaging in "interpositioning," the Specialist Defendants caused public investors (including plaintiff and the Class) to incur damages by allegedly depriving them of the sale price for their stock that they would have realized had the Specialist Defendants properly matched orders rather than engaging in interpositioning in order to lock in a riskless profit.
The specialists' interpositioning themselves between public sellers and buyers of stock for their own benefit constituted a violation of various provisions of the federal securities laws, pursuant to which monetary relief is being sought.
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