AskDefine | Define intervention

Dictionary Definition



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]
3 (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"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. the action of intervening; interfering in some course of events





Extensive Definition

Intervention may refer to:
intervention in German: Intervention
intervention in French: Intervention
intervention in Japanese: 診療
intervention in Russian: Интервенция
intervention in Finnish: Interventio
intervention in Swedish: Intervention
intervention in Ukrainian: Інтервенція

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