What is interpose?

  • (verb): Get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force.
    Synonyms: intervene, step in, interfere
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on interpose:

Nullification (U.S. Constitution) - Nullification Vs. Interposition
... There are various actions that a state might take to "interpose" once it has determined that a federal law is unconstitutional ... a variety of actions that states might take to "interpose" communicating with other states about the unconstitutional federal law, attempting to enlist the support of other states, petitioning Congress to ... Madison did not argue that a state could "interpose" by legally nullifying a federal law and declaring it unenforceable ...
Interposition - Virginia Resolution
... the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities ... statement, James Madison asserted that the states are "duty bound to interpose" to prevent the harm that would result from a "deliberate, palpable, and dangerous" unconstitutional action by the federal ... each part of the Virginia Resolution, and again argued that the states have the right to interpose when they believe a federal law is unconstitutional ...
Senate Of The Roman Republic - Votes and The Tribune's Veto
... people) did not agree with, he issued a veto, which was backed by the promise to literally "'interpose the sacrosanctity of his person'" (or intercessio) if the Senate did not comply ... tribune who had vetoed it the day before was not present to interpose himself, the motion could be passed ... and a measure passed, he could do nothing, since his promise to physically interpose his person against the senators was now meaningless ...

More definitions of "interpose":

  • (verb): Introduce.
    Example: "God interposed death"
  • (verb): Be or come between.
    Example: "An interposing thicket blocked their way"

Famous quotes containing the word interpose:

    Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice,
    Of Attick tast, with Wine, whence we may rise
    To hear the Lute well toucht, or artfull voice
    Warble immortal Notes and Tuskan Ayre?
    He who of those delights can judge, and spare
    To interpose them oft, is not unwise.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Every body we know surrounds himself with a fine house, fine books, conservatory, gardens, equipage, and all manner of toys, as screens to interpose between himself and his guest. Does it not seem as if man was of a very sly, elusive nature, and dreaded nothing so much as a full rencontre front to front with his fellow?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)