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Pronunciation:  `intur'venshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute)
  3. [n]  a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries

INTERVENTION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: intercession, interference
 Antonyms: noninterference, nonintervention
 See Also: engagement, foreign policy, intermediation, involvement, legal proceeding, mediation, participation, proceeding, proceedings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: An action by which a third person who may be affected by a lawsuit is permitted to become a party to the suit.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: encroachment, entrance, entrenchment, impingement, imposition, incursion, infiltration, influx, infringement, injection, inroad, insinuation, interagency, intercession, intercurrence, interference, interjacence, interjection, interlocation, interloping, intermediacy, intermediation, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervenience, intrusion, invasion, involvement, irruption, mediation, obtrusion, sandwiching, stepping in, trespass, trespassing, unlawful entry