Origin of mediationMiddle English mediacioun from Medieval Latin mediatio
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.
the act or process of mediating; friendly or diplomatic intervention, usually by consent or invitation, for settling differences between persons, nations, etc.
- negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party.
- the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement.
mediation - Legal Definition
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.
- In these cases mediation averted war.
- He has gone to them with word of his breaking allegiance to pursue his title without their mediation or interference.
- He was finally released through the mediation of Prince Adam Czartoryski, and returned to Poland utterly discredited.
- Through the mediation of England, Holland and Prussia, Turkey and Austria concluded on the 4th of August 1791 the treaty of Sistova, by which Belgrade and the other conquests made by Austria were restored.
- At the beginning of the Insurrection of 1831 he was sent to London to obtain the assistance, or at least the mediation, of England; but the only result of his mission was the publication of the pamphlet Menzoire presente a Lord Palmerston (Warsaw, 1831).