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intervention

Definition of intervention

Noun

intervention (plural interventions)

  1. The action of intervening; interfering in some course of events.
  2. (US, law) A legal motion through which a person or entity who has not been named as a party to a case seeks to have the court order that they be made a party.

Derived terms

  • interventionism
  • divine intervention

Further reading

Intervention (law)

In law, intervention is a procedure to allow nonparties to join ongoing litigation, either as a matter of right or at the discretion of the court, without the permission of the original litigants. The basic rationale for intervention is that a judgment in a particular case may affect the rights of nonparties, who ideally should have the right to be heard.

References:

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