Intercession meaning

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The definition of intercession is mediation, or a request or prayer in favor of another.

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.

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The act of interceding; mediation, pleading, or prayer in behalf of another or others.
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The act of intervening or mediating between two parties.
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Mediation in a dispute.
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Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another.
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A prayer to God on behalf of another person.
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Origin of intercession

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin intercessiō intercessiōn- intervention from intercessus past participle of intercēdere to intervene intercede

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • [Early 15th Century] From Middle French intercession, from Old French, from Latin intercessionem, from intercēdō, from inter- (“between”) + cēdō (“I go”) (English cede), literally “go-between”.

    From Wiktionary