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One that intercedes.

[Late Middle English intercessour, from Latin intercessor, from intercessus, past participle of intercēdere, to intervene; see intercede.]

in′ter·ces′so·ry adj.


(ˌɪn tərˈsɛs ərr)

a person who intercedes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercessor - a negotiator who acts as a link between partiesintercessor - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
mediatrix - a woman who is a mediator
conciliator, make-peace, pacifier, peacemaker, reconciler - someone who tries to bring peace
diplomat - a person who deals tactfully with others
harmoniser, harmonizer - a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
interpreter, translator - someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
marriage broker, matcher, matchmaker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
moderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
negotiant, negotiator, treater - someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
second hand - an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand'; "he could learn at second hand from books"


Someone who acts as an intermediate agent in a transaction or helps to resolve differences:
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I conjure thee, by what thou owest to thy most loyal goodness, that thou wilt become my kind intercessor with thy master, that he speedily give aid to this most humble and most unfortunate countess.
He ask'd, but all the Heav'nly Quire stood mute, And silence was in Heav'n: on mans behalf Patron or Intercessor none appeerd, Much less that durst upon his own head draw The deadly forfeiture, and ransom set.
At last, with much difficulty, he gave his consent; and as he was not therefore admitted to transportation in court, and on his petition, as I was, so he found himself under a difficulty to avoid embarking himself as I had said he might have done; his great friend, who was his intercessor for the favour of that grant, having given security for him that he should transport himself, and not return within the term.
Two elderly sisters embody the traditional shaman, well versed and trained in intricate rituals involving water, ropes and white ribbons symbolizing the role of intercessor between living and dead.
The book considered here has a number of appendices: (1) A list of persons or things for which a saint is traditionally a patron or an intercessor.
He became an unwilling spokesman and political agitator for the Hebrews, the leader of a revolt and a guide, warrior, judge, legislator and intercessor.
Thomas More was nominated by the pope as 'a model and intercessor for all those who consider their political commitment as a choice for life'.
The 17th-century Blessed Kateri needs to be the intercessor in one more miracle before becoming the first American Indian to be declared by the Catholic Church as a saint, according to the Catholic Archdiocese in Los Angeles.
Many churches, shrines, and schools, have the Blessed Mother under this title as their patroness and intercessor.
Carlin made an interesting decision that deviates from the norm of presenting Jesus looking at Mary and Mary, qua intercessor, looking at the viewer, according to Plate.
This visual representation of an affective bond between Joseph and Jesus emphasized the saint's special gifts as intercessor as it encouraged earthly fathers to take a greater role in raising their children.
I once heard an intercessor pray for "those for whom nobody else is praying.