"Learn a new word every day."?
The bank, apparently, had long ago ceased being executors.
Unless they only pick the ones which may yield income. ?
Any way, they, after explanation, sent me their "We are dipping out" statement.
I have never claimed to know all the words in the English Lexicon, but this one is decidedly new to me.
The meaning is obvious, but I wondered at their choice, so looked it up (As you do.)
Does NOT look to have had much recent use?
(obsolete, transitive,) To mix, mingle together. [14th-18thc.]
(obsolete, reflexive) To get mixed up (with). [15th-17thc.]
(intransitive) To but in, to interfere in or with. [from 15thc.]
Francis Bacon''The practice of Spain hath been, by war and by conditions of treaty, to intermeddle with foreign states''.(Since he died 9th of April 1626 aged 65" it's unlikely he used the word after 1626)
1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Book I, Ch.2: "I must desire all those critics to mind their own business, and not to intermeddle with affairs or works which no ways concern them; for till they produce the authority by which they are constituted judges, I shall not plead to their jurisdiction."
JAM and BUTTER it! I had "circled" the 2 words,
they appear to have disappeared.
I'm sure there's a Plain English translation meaning the same.
It came to my attention on revisiting that there's nary a single punctuation.