Mediation meaning

mēdēā′shən
The act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement.
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Negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party.
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The definition of mediation is a process of negotiation in a relationship to resolve differences.

When a couple is divorcing and they work with a neutral third party that helps them resolve divorce issues and divide up assets and property, this is an example of mediation.

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The act or process of mediating; friendly or diplomatic intervention, usually by consent or invitation, for settling differences between persons, nations, etc.
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A form of conflict resolution in which a neutral individual attempts to assist the parties to find a compromise acceptable to both. Distinguished from arbitration because it concentrates more on the search for terms acceptable to both parties and less on the legal resolution of their disputes.
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Origin of mediation

  • From Late Latin mediātiō (perhaps via Middle French mediation/mediacion) from mediārī (“intervene”), from Latin medius (“middle”).

    From Wiktionary