Definitions for: Intervention

[n] (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
[n] the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute)
[n] a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*ven"tion, n. [L. interventio an
interposition: cf. F. intervention.]
1. The act of intervening; interposition.

Sound is shut out by the intervention of that lax
membrane. --Holder.

2. Any interference that may affect the interests of others;
especially, of one or more states with the affairs of
another; mediation.

Let us decide our quarrels at home, without the
intervention, of any foreign power. --Sir W.

3. (Civil Law) The act by which a third person, to protect
his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit
pending between other parties.

Synonyms: intercession, interference

Antonyms: noninterference, nonintervention

See Also: engagement, foreign policy, intermediation, involvement, legal proceeding, mediation, participation, proceeding, proceedings

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