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From the present participle stem of Latin intervenīre.



intervenient (not comparable)

  1. 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:
      We are confronted by two intervenient facts of significant importance.
  2. Intervening, interceding, placed or coming between.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 133:
      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.
    • 1931, L. Minerva Turnbull, "Private Schools in Norfolk, 1800-1860," William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd ser., vol. 11, no. 4, p. 279:
      The Norfolk Grammar School had two sessions "with a short intervenient recess."


intervenient (plural intervenients)

  1. One who intervenes.
    • 2006, "Is the Sacred for Sale? Tourism & Indigenous Peoples," Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (, 7 Aug.:
      One intervenient said that whereas we cannot prevent tourism, we can at least try to minimize the impact and the destabilizing effects.




  1. third-person plural future active indicative of interveniō