noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin intercession-, intercessio, from intercedere Date: 15th century 1. the act of interceding 2. prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of another • intercessional adjectiveintercessor nounintercessory adjective

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  • intercession — [ ɛ̃tɛrsesjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1223; lat. intercessio ♦ Relig. ou littér. Action d intercéder. ⇒ entremise, intervention. L intercession de la Sainte Vierge. Intercession auprès de qqn. ⊗ HOM. Intersession. ● intercession nom féminin (latin intercessio …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Intercession — • To go or come between two parties, to plead before one of them on behalf of the other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intercession     Intercession (Mediation)      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • intercession — Intercession. s. f. v. Action, priere par laquelle on intercede. Puissante, foible intercession. l intercession des Saints, demander quelque chose à Dieu par l intercession de la sainte Vierge, &c. j ay employé l intercession d un tel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Intercession — In ter*ces sion, n. [L. intercessio an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession. See {Intercede}.] The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intercession — (v. lat.), 1) das Dazwischentreten, Vermittelung; 2) Intercessio Christi, Fürbitte Jesu für die Seinen bei Gott; sie ist ein Theil seines hohen priesterlichen Amtes, s. Christus II. B) a) aa) β). I. sanctorum, Fürbitte der Heiligen; 3) die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • intercession — I noun arbitrage, arbitration, conciliation, deprecatio, diplomacy, instrumentality, interference, interjection, intermeddling, intermediation, interposition, intervention, mediation, negotiation, peacemaking, reconcilement, reconciliation,… …   Law dictionary

  • intercession — early 15c., act of interceding, from L. intercessionem (nom. intercessio) a going between, noun of action from pp. stem of intercedere (see INTERCEDE (Cf. intercede)). The modern sense was not in classical Latin …   Etymology dictionary

  • intercession — ► NOUN 1) the action of interceding. 2) the saying a prayer on behalf of another person. DERIVATIVES intercessor noun intercessory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from intercedere intervene …   English terms dictionary

  • intercession — [in΄tər sesh′ən] n. [L intercessio < intercessus, pp. of intercedere] the act of interceding; mediation, pleading, or prayer in behalf of another or others intercessional adj …   English World dictionary

  • Intercession — Distinguish from inter session , i.e. between sessions. Intercession, in both Christianity and Islam, is a prayer to God on behalf of another person. The nature of intercession in Judaism is disputed. Christianity In Christian practice,… …   Wikipedia

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