Definitions of intervention

  1. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The act of intervening; interposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Intervening: interference: mediation: interposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Interposition; agency of persons; agency or instrumentality; mediation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Act of intervening; state of being or coming between; interposition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for intervention

  1. " As in the case of Germany, so in the case of Russia, the National Executive Committee and the party in general have opposed intervention in Russia or support of Kolchak and have supported the Russian Comrades at the head of the Soviet power against a campaign of international lying. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Yet the fact remains that all the great continental masters of war have feared or valued British intervention of this character even in the most unfavourable conditions. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett