in·​ter·​ve·​nor | \ˌin-tər-ˈvē-nər, -ˌnȯr\
variants: or intervener \ˌin-​tər-​ˈvē-​nər \

Definition of intervenor 

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

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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 On the other side of the case alongside NMFS is its parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with a handful of its employees, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and the Center for Biological Diversity as an intervenor. Alaska Dispatch News, "State joins calls for Supreme Court to review bearded seal listing," 31 July 2017

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1621, in the meaning defined above

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