intervention of right
- A provision in federal civil procedure that permits a party to become part of a proceeding because a law provides them with an unconditional right to intervene, or where the party asserts a stake in the proceeding's subject matter, and the outcome of the proceeding may hinder their ability to safeguard that interest
- The environmental group was granted an intervention of right as they had a stake in the land being discussed in the lawsuit.
- Due to the statute conferring an absolute right to intervene, the local government had an intervention of right in the civil court case.
- Because the outcome of the legal proceedings may affect her property, the woman was allowed an intervention of right.