in·​ter·​ve·​nor ˌin-tər-ˈvē-nər How to pronounce intervenor (audio)
variants or intervener
: one who intervenes
especially : one who intervenes as a third party in a legal proceeding

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Maine political leaders often echo these points, and the state has backed the industry as an intervenor in multiple federal lawsuits. Jon Kamp, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2022 The commission denied Braun’s request for intervenor status. Anna Mulhern, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2022 Concerns about affordability and the unequal impact of rising rates on low-income households let Walnut Way, a Milwaukee organization representing the Lindsay Heights neighborhood, to take the unusual step of becoming an intervenor in the rate case. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 20 Oct. 2022 Elections director Ryan Cowley declined to comment for this article as his office filed as an intervenor against Orten and Andersen in their lawsuit. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 July 2022 Myers, the legal aid lawyer who represents an intervenor in the lawsuit, remains skeptical that housing will ever catch up to shelter. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 The only pushback in the court hearing came from attorneys representing the recall’s proponents and Jenner, who joined the case as an intervenor. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021 Federal attorneys on the other side will defend Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, the BLM and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and intervenor defendants that include the Alaska Oil and Gas Association. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Jan. 2021 The state of Indiana participated in the case as an intervenor, meaning it was granted the right to observe and submit legal documents in support of the plaintiffs. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intervenor was in 1621

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Cite this Entry

“Intervenor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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