Meaning of intervener in English:


Pronunciation /ɪntəˈviːnə/


See intervene

‘Putting this point in terms of freedom, we may say that a Frankfurt-type counterfactual intervener can deprive an agent of his freedom to carry out a given want or intention, but he cannot deprive him of his freedom to form it.’
  • ‘Sometimes this makes an intervener complicit in repression.’
  • ‘Such a commitment requires interveners to take casualty risks to the extent needed to avoid killing large numbers of civilians and damaging their social infrastructure.’
  • ‘Even ardent supporters of humanitarian intervention recognize that there must be some assessment of reasonable cost for the interveners.’
  • ‘In assessing a humanitarian intervention, a third point of controversy involves the question of how much we should care about the motives of the intervener.’