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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But the opposer must show that it is not an intermeddler, and instead has a real interest in the proceeding.
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.
is an "officious intermeddler," and no salvor at all.
Should one of us have the temerity to take legal action--to insist that it is our air, our water, our law--she will be greeted with the kind of condemnation usually reserved for the antisocial: stranger, officious intermeddler, special interest, protection racket, corruption.
A clear majority of the jurisdictions have decided that it was not reasonably foreseeable that an intermeddler would both take the auto and then negligently operate it.
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.
Michael Vitiello, Baby Jane Doe: Stating a Cause of Action Against the Officious Intermeddler, 37 HASTINGS L.
2009) (defining "champerty" as "[a]n agreement between an officious intermeddler in a lawsuit and a litigant by which the inter-
See Albert, supra note 35, at 88 (analyzing common rescuer as intermeddler or volunteer).
It has also often been referred to pejoratively as an arrangement between an "officious intermeddler" and a litigant whereby "the intermeddler helps pursue the litigant's claim as consideration for receiving part of any judgment proceeds.