(law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings; "the purpose of intervention is to prevent unnecessary duplication of lawsuits"
the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute)
a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
(used when listing or enumerating items) also; "a length of chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla