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.
- The account of Moses' intercession has been preserved in J, though the narrative has undergone considerable dislocation.
- Intercession for the dead.
- 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.
- He remained in prison until August 1704, and then owed his release to the intercession of Robert Harley, who represented his case to the queen, and obtained for him not only liberty but pecuniary relief and employment, which, of one kind or another, lasted until the termination of Anne's reign.