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  • an act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties. There are financial, political, military interventions.
  • Insertion of military or diplomatic pressure in order to resolve or minimize a human rights crisis.
  • Providing military support to one side of an internal conflict within a nation.

It is the inverse of Custodian Capture and it occurs when a player has placed his piece in between two of the opponent's piece (such that they are on opposite sides of the players piece). In this form of capture both of the opponents pieces are taken. Intervention an orchestrated attempt by family and friends to get a family member to get help for addiction or other similar problem. ... Addiction is a compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences. ... Invasion is a military action consisting of troops entering a foreign land (a nation or territory, or part of that), often resulting in the invading power occupying the area, whether briefly or for a long period. ... A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less offensive, disturbing, or troubling to the listener than the word or phrase it replaces. ... A board game is any game played with a premarked surface, with counters or pieces that are moved across the board. ... Custodian capture is a technical term in board games referring to a particular form of capturing. ...

This mode of capture is unusual and only occurs in a few games such as Mak-yek. Mak-yek is a board game played in Siam and Malaysia (under the name Apit-sodok) on an 8 by 8 board by two players each having sixteen pieces or men. ...

In Organizational Development (OD), another sense of the word intervention is the activity of the OD consultant within the client's context. In a formal OD process, an OD consultant gains entry to the organization, establishes a contract with the client, diagnoses the current functioning of the system, and recommends specific actions to improve things. The field of organizational development (OD) is concerned with the performance, development, and effectiveness of human organizations. ...



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