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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intervention  \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. 
  Temple. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intervention 
  n  1:  the  act  of  intervening  (as  to  mediate  a  dispute)  [syn:  {intercession}] 
  2:  a  policy  of  intervening  in  the  affairs  of  other  countries 
  [syn:  {interference}]  [ant:  {nonintervention},  {nonintervention}] 




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