Origin of intercessionClassical Latin intercessio from intercessus, past participle of intercedere
A couple seeks intercession from a marriage counselor.
- An example of intercession is a couple going to a marriage counselor.
- An example of intercession is someone asking their church congregation to pray for their sick mother.
The definition of intercession is mediation, or a request or prayer in favor of another.
- Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another.
- Mediation in a dispute.
Origin of intercessionMiddle English from Old French from Latin intercessiō intercessiōn- intervention from intercessus past participle of intercēdere to intervene ; see intercede.
- Intercession for the dead.
- The account of Moses' intercession has been preserved in J, though the narrative has undergone considerable dislocation.
- This view receives some support from the long liturgical prayer at the close, which almost certainly represents the intercession used in the Roman eucharists.
- Bids them not to swear at all nor to expect any intercession of the departed saints for sinners.
- The Wahhabi leader was soon after sent to Constantinople, where, in spite of Mehemet Ali's intercession, he and the companions who had followed him in his captivity were condemned to death, and after being paraded through the city with ignominy for three days were finally beheaded.