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INTERLOPERS. Persons who interrupt the trade of a company of merchants, by pursuing the same business with them in the same place, without lawful authority.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He urged the court to dismiss the suit on the grounds that the plaintiff was a stranger and an interloper in the matter.
Shah has issued a challenge to the opposition asking if they were with "Indians" or with the "interlopers".
Ben Stansfield and Paul Hammond went into the Veteran Men's chase 10 seconds down on Interlopers' Paul Caban, but with only one second splitting them from the chaser, and so it remained with, Ben coming home in 16.52 for the win and Paul one second behind in second place overall as Caban was overtaken in the finish chute.
At their Friday night rally at the University of Virginia, the white nationalists brandished torches and chanted anti-Semitic and Nazi slogans, including "blood and soil" (an English rendering of the Nazi "blut und boden") and "Jews will not replace us" all crafted to cast Jews as foreign interlopers who need to be expunged.
The upshot is that a body massive enough to clear its orbit of smaller interlopers within the star's lifetime is a planet.
It is fair to say UKIP did very well in this year's elections, however they would be wise to be a little more selective with their candidates in the future as fair weather interlopers like Mr Sehmi are doing the party no favours.
'' Interlopers can't That cap meant the world to me - and that's why you should never get me started on the topic of national identity.
The latest Russian interlopers are thought to be a Bear Echo spy plane packed with reconnaissance equipment and a Bear Alpha tanker to refuel it on its 18-hour spy mission.
At the same time, medicine was slowly evolving into a profession, and practitioners turned to the law to discourage interlopers without what they considered to be appropriate training, and to maintain rigorous standards in the quality of medical care.
Still, part of me does slightly mourn we'll not witness that awkward moment where Phil Mickelson, right, bumps into a couple of the interlopers while he's getting out of his courtesy car.
Well-illustrated, this volume takes into consideration that most of the mayors were Protestant in a Catholic country, and considered clowns, interlopers, and upstarts by the rank and file.
"It's in everyone's interest to safeguard the profession from interlopers and parasites who present themselves as journalists and members of the media, while they have absolutely no connection to the profession," Aoun said.