(ambitransitive) To come between, or to be between, persons or things.
* De Quincey
- The Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened (i.e. between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel; get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
(legal) In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.
- self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates
Being only in between other more important things; secondary, incidental.
* 1971 , Supreme Court of Michigan, Thompson v. Enz , 385 Mich. 103, 188 N.W.2d 579:
Intervening, interceding, placed or coming between.
* 1891 , Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 133:
- We are confronted by two intervenient facts of significant importance.
* 1931 , L. Minerva Turnbull, "Private Schools in Norfolk, 1800-1860," William and Mary Quarterly , 2nd ser., vol. 11, no. 4, p. 279:
- The massive slopes rose on every hand; from deep intervenient ravines came now and then silver gleams of mountain torrents among the crags and the pines.
- The Norfolk Grammar School had two sessions "with a short intervenient recess."
One who intervenes.
* 2006 , "
Is the Sacred for Sale? Tourism & Indigenous Peoples," Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (www.unpo.org), 7 Aug.:
- One intervenient said that whereas we cannot prevent tourism, we can at least try to minimize the impact and the destabilizing effects.