intermeddling


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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.
References in classic literature ?
The contests of the Greeks always afforded a pleasing opportunity to that powerful neighbor of intermeddling in their affairs.
They offered me their patronage on condition of my entering the Church; I declined both the terms and the recompence; I withdrew from my cold uncles, and preferred throwing myself into my elder brother's arms, from whose affectionate embrace I am now torn by the cruel intermeddling of a stranger--of yourself, in short.
I had sought shelter at Wuthering Heights, almost gladly, because I was secured by that arrangement from living alone with him; but he knew the people we were coming amongst, and he did not fear their intermeddling.
Some insist that a central or even the sole purpose of the Establishment Clause was to bar federal governmental intermeddling in religion, including the state-supported churches that existed in seven of the original states.
Nearly every single sensor network functions entail shield against intermeddling, infusion, and amendment of packets.
state constraints and state officials' intermeddling.
The American people, he said, "have at all times been content to govern themselves without intermeddling with the affairs or governments of other nations.
309 (2016) states, in relevant part, "any person taking, converting, or intermeddling with the property of a decedent shall be liable to the personal representative or curator, when appointed, for the value of the property so taken or converted and for all damages to the estate caused by the wrongful action.
They behave, however, submissively enough at present to the Civil Government which I wish they may continue to do: For I remember when they modestly declined intermeddling in our Elections, but now they come in droves, and carry all before them, except in one or two Counties.
It is easy to see that Coca-Cola could stand to benefit by intermeddling in Pepsi's elections, for instance by trying to get incompetent directors elected to Pepsi's board, and Pepsi clearly has a strong and legitimate interest in preventing this outcome.
Brainerd Currie, Selected Essays on the Conflict of Laws 99 (1963) ("[0]nly a few years ago the United States Supreme Court was able to hold that an attempt by a state other than that where the contract was made to control the incidents of a contract was so presumptuous an intermeddling with matters beyond the state's legitimate sphere of governmental function as to amount to a denial of due process of law .
AN ESSAY, CONTAINING A REQUISITE DIGRESSION, CONCERNING THOSE THAT WOULD EXCLUDE THE DEITY FROM INTERMEDDLING WITH MATTER (in: M.