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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Written in the 1180s, his sermon Ad milites makes no reference to crusading as an outlet for knightly aggression, nor does it encourage knights to regard the warrior-saints as military or heavenly intercessors.
Postponement of the Beatific Vision until the Last Judgement, as suggested by Pope John XXII in 1331 before public recantation on his death-bed in 1334, would have had dire consequences for belief in the power of the saints as effective intercessors with Christ.
If we wish to be effective intercessors, Leach said, we need to look at ourselves and our attitudes.
Their lives and activities were integral to the Christianization of the culture; they served as mediators between the secular power of their male family members and as intercessors for the poor and neglected.
But since all queens were identified with the Virgin as intercessors, it is hard to argue that the widows she considers were unique in that regard.
Through the ages Christians in search of the holy have turned to the saints as models, guides, and intercessors, and so it's not surprising to discover that a good deal of the current writing in spirituality focuses on the gifts and lessons we receive from the holy women and men who have gone before us.
The saints, then, are not to be regarded primarily as miracle-workers, intercessors and benefactors, although some function in that way.
Voter guides with information on key legislative issues and candidates' positions * Opportunities to register to vote online * A calendar system with key dates for voter registration, early voting and other election events * Prayer rooms linked to intercessors in Washington and elsewhere designed to enable Christians to pray more effectively for those in authority
Before iPRMS, prayer team leaders had to juggle prayer cards that may or may not have been updated recently, and intercessors really only had access to prayer requests while meeting in the church's prayer room," Dagenhart explained.