in·​ter·​ve·​nor | \ ˌin-tər-ˈvē-nər How to pronounce intervenor (audio) , -ˌnȯr\
variants: or intervener \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈvē-​nər How to pronounce intervener (audio) \

Definition of intervenor

: one who intervenes especially : one who intervenes as a third party in a legal proceeding

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The Trump administration is defending ICWA, and several Indian tribes, including the Cherokee, Morongo, Oneida and Quinault, have signed on as intervenor-defendants in support of the law. Arnessa Garrett, Dallas News, "NYT spotlights white Fort Worth couple's fight to adopt Native American child," 5 June 2019 Lastly, the tribe argues that the district court erred by entering judgment against it as an intervenor. News Service Of Florida,, "Federal court rules that Miccosukee tribal member must pay income taxes," 6 June 2018 More online companies defend net neutrality As an intervenor in the case, the ESA can be represented in oral arguments and would file briefs in support of the lawsuit. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Online gaming could be stalled by net neutrality repeal, ESA tells court," 5 Apr. 2018 But Sempra executives in recent months assiduously garnered support from all 10 intervenors — such as consumer advocates, business interests and government groups — to help smooth the way for the commission to approve the deal. Rob Nikolewski,, "Sempra wraps up $9.45B acquisition of the biggest utility in Texas," 8 Mar. 2018 As intervenors in the case, the groups will file briefs in support of the net neutrality repeal order and may play a role in oral arguments. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Entire broadband industry will help FCC defend net neutrality repeal," 16 Mar. 2018 The intervenors were slated to receive $40 million. Chris Dolmetsch, charlotteobserver, "Bank of America judge says ‘no dice’ to request to vacate scathing ruling," 19 Jan. 2018 The Sundquists agreed to donate $300,000 to the intervenors from their settlement, Klein said. Chris Dolmetsch, charlotteobserver, "Bank of America judge says ‘no dice’ to request to vacate scathing ruling," 19 Jan. 2018 The civil case has sprawled into a quagmire of extensive discovery battles, a special master, intervenors, and counterclaims that has bounced among several judges in three counties. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When DA won't charge, couple persuades judge to order felony fraud prosecution of home contractor," 27 Oct. 2017

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1621, in the meaning defined above

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