intermeddler


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in·ter·med·dle

 (ĭn′tər-mĕd′l)
intr.v. in·ter·med·dled, in·ter·med·dling, in·ter·med·dles
To interfere in the affairs of others, often officiously; meddle.

[Middle English entermedlen, from Old French entremedler : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + medler, to mix; see meddle.]

in′ter·med′dler n.

intermeddler

(ˌɪntəˈmɛdələ)
n
a person who intermeddles
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for generous farm subsidies," and the beef-cattle farmers of Council Bluffs, where the residents rely less on subsidies and "the federal government is seen as an officious intermeddler.
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2009) (defining "champerty" as "[a]n agreement between an officious intermeddler in a lawsuit and a litigant by which the inter-
Rather, he's a gratuitous and officious intermeddler.
A person who loses an expected inheritance because an intermeddler defames her might be entitled to damages corresponding to the lost inheritance.
ought not to and may not regard the court as an intermeddler in their private fight, but rather as an impartial referee whose decision must be accepted as the fair and equitable resolution of their controversy.
One might caution against inviting the prosecutor or the court to be an officious intermeddler, but imposing the burden on the prosecutor will often be the only path to early intervention.