intercession


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in·ter·ces·sion

 (ĭn′tər-sĕsh′ən)
n.
1. Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another.
2. Mediation in a dispute.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin intercessiō, intercessiōn-, intervention, from intercessus, past participle of intercēdere, to intervene; see intercede.]

in′ter·ces′sion·al adj.

intercession

(ˌɪntəˈsɛʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of interceding
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) such petitionary prayer
4. (Historical Terms) Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
[C16: from Latin intercessio; see intercede]
ˌinterˈcessional, ˌinterˈcessory adj
ˌinterˈcessor n
ˌintercesˈsorial adj

in•ter•ces•sion

(ˌɪn tərˈsɛʃ ən)

n.
1. an act or instance of interceding.
2. an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person.
3. a prayer to God on behalf of another.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intercessiō=intercēd(ere) to intercede + -tiō -tion]
in`ter•ces′sion•al, adj.
in`ter•ces′so•ry, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercession - a prayer to God on behalf of another personintercession - a prayer to God on behalf of another person
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
2.intercession - the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"
involvement, participation, involution, engagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
intermediation, mediation - the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement

intercession

noun pleading, prayer, intervention, plea, mediation, advocacy, solicitation, entreaty, good offices, supplication Many claimed to have been cured as a result of her intercessions.
Translations
وِساطَه، شَفاعَه
přímluva
forbøn
közbenjárás
meîalganga
intervencia
aracılık etmeşefaat

intercession

[ˌɪntəˈseʃən] Nintercesión f, mediación f

intercession

[ˌɪntərˈsɛʃən] nintercession f

intercession

nFürsprache f; (in argument) → Vermittlung f

intercession

[ˌɪntəˈsɛʃn] nintercessione f

intercede

(intəˈsiːd) verb
1. to try to put an end to a fight, argument etc between two people, countries etc. All attempts to intercede between the two nations failed.
2. to try to persuade someone not to do something to someone else. The condemned murderer's family interceded (with the President) on his behalf.
ˌinterˈcession (-ˈseʃən) noun
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At his intercession, and through his influence, Frank, Cecil, and Arthur were received on the foundation of a well-reputed grammar-school.
To him with swift ascent he up returnd, Into his blissful bosom reassum'd In glory as of old, to him appeas'd All, though all-knowing, what had past with Man Recounted, mixing intercession sweet.
Now, here is Isaac willing to give thee the means of pleasure and pastime in a bag containing one hundred marks of silver, if thy intercession with thine ally the Templar shall avail to procure the freedom of his daughter.
Then imagining that, if he embraced the Catholic faith, the intercession of the missionaries, with the entreaties of his wife and children, might procure him a pardon, he desired a Jesuit to hear his confession, and abjured his errors.
Tell them yourself that I was taken by bandits, and that without your generous intercession I should now have been sleeping in the Catacombs of St.
With the most intense interest had I watched the reception his intercession might receive; and a bitter pang shot through my heart at the additional evidence, now furnished, of the unchangeable determination of the islanders.
But this intercession seemed to rekindle the general.
alarmed at the risk of its betrayal, granted to the terror of your indiscretion what he refused to your generous intercession.
And further, through the gracious intercession of Her Majesty, Queen Eleanor, we do offer you full pardon for all your past crimes-
Kasatsky entered the monastery on the feast of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin.
Isabel, at Miss Pink's intercession, was induced to accept her lover's excuses, and, in the event of her favorable reception by Hardyman's parents at the farm, to give her consent (not very willingly even yet) to hastening the ceremony which was to make her Hardyman's wife.
My one last hope of success in attaining this object lay in approaching her indirectly through the intercession of her father.