Intermediary definition

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Intermediary is defined as happening between two persons or two events, or functioning as a middle person to solve a dispute between two people.

An example of intermediary used as an adjective is in the phrase "intermediary story," which means a story that happens in between two other events.

An example of intermediary used as an adjective is in the phrase "intermediary request," which means something requested by the person who is in the position to solve a dispute between two other people.

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The definition of an intermediary is a person who helps to settle a dispute between two people.

An example of an intermediary is a person who helps a couple come to the terms of their divorce.

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Existing or occurring between; intermediate.
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Acting as a mediator or an agent between persons or things.
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One that acts as a mediator.
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One that acts as an agent between persons or things; a means.
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An intermediate state or stage.
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Acting between two persons; acting as mediator.
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Being or happening between; intermediate.
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A go-between; mediator.
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Any medium, means, or agency.
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An intermediate form, phase, etc.
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A person who has been given the legal right to work for another person. An intermediary such as an investment banker may help in arranging a deal between two companies that want to merge. An intermediary also may be an investment advisor who determines how to invest funds for his clients.
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An agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
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An arranger of a contract or other agreement who is separate from the parties to the agreement.
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One or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
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A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services.

The intermediary between the manufacturer and retailer is the wholesaler.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intermediary
Plural:
intermediaries

Origin of intermediary

  • Probably French intermédiaire from Late Latin intermedius intermediate intermediate

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

  • From French intermédiaire

    From Wiktionary