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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Recent Examples on the Web Attorneys for the intervenors argued that solar could be applied more broadly across Alabama Power’s system with or without battery storage. Dennis Pillion |, al, "How much does Alabama Power need to keep the lights on? The billion-dollar battle over expansion," 16 Mar. 2020 Finally, the plan required the district to notify the intervenors in the case of plans for constructing schools and for adding capacity to existing schools. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "'Equal, equitable' key terms in report; desegregation case’s expert updates judge on two newly built central Arkansas campuses," 28 Dec. 2019 As an intervenor in the docket, the borough could challenge the final EIS or regulatory commission decision. Larry Persily, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: State awaits final EIS after answering Alaska LNG questions from federal regulators," 8 Jan. 2020 Blue Origin, Northrop and ULA have all signed on as intervenors in SpaceX's contract protest, allowing them to participate in the legal proceedings. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "Elon Musk speaks at Air Force 'Pitch Day' as military seeks to deepen ties to commercial space," 5 Nov. 2019 Four Indian groups from the Lower 48 joined the federal government as intervenors. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal appeals court upholds landmark Native adoption law, reversing Texas court’s decision," 10 Aug. 2019 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

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1621, in the meaning defined above

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“Intervenor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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