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- Serving to intervene or interpose; intervening.
- 1817, William Jones, “Towards attaining a fixed Principle on a contested Elementary Point”, in Studies of Chess, page 405:
- The Laws, or Interventive Regulations, obviate or decide disputes, between players, respecting punctilios in placing the board and pieces, and limit the penalties for irregularities.
- 1997 June 20, Angela Bowman, “Labor Dispute”, in Chicago Reader:
- In a hospital setting, midwives are following protocols that are part of a more interventive model of care.
- 2007 June 27, “Same-Sex Marriage: Parsing the Arguments (1 Letter)”, in New York Times:
- His opposition to same-sex marriage rests upon two familiar conservative notions: the view that interventive “protection” rather than encouragement is the best way to bolster the presumably threatened institution of marriage […] .