noun Date: 14th century the act or process of mediating; especially intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise • mediational adjective

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  • Mediation — Médiation La médiation est une pratique ou une discipline qui vise à définir l intervention d un tiers pour faciliter la circulation d information. Le tiers est appelé médiateur. La définition de cette activité varie selon les contextes d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mediation — (lateinisch „Vermittlung“) ist ein strukturiertes freiwilliges Verfahren zur konstruktiven Beilegung eines Konfliktes. Die Konfliktparteien – teilweise auch Medianten oder Medianden genannt – wollen mit Unterstützung einer dritten allparteilichen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • médiation — [ medjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1561; « division » XIIIe; bas lat. mediatio, de mediare 1 ♦ Entremise destinée à mettre d accord, à concilier ou à réconcilier des personnes, des partis. ⇒ arbitrage, conciliation, entremise, intermédiaire, intervention.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mediation — me·di·a·tion /ˌmē dē ā shən/ n: nonbinding intervention between parties esp. in a labor dispute to promote resolution of a grievance, reconciliation, settlement, or compromise compare arbitration Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • MEDIATION — MEDIATION, an alternative means for the resolution of disputes in which the mediator, a neutral professional, meets with the parties to the dispute and aids them in reaching an agreed upon resolution. Unlike a judge, the mediator has no authority …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • mediation — Mediation. s. f. Entremise. Cet accommodement a esté fait par la mediation d un tel Prince. on s est servi de sa mediation. on a accepté, on a refusé sa mediation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Mediation — Me di*a tion, n. [OE. mediacioun, F. m[ e]diation. See {Mediate}, a.] 1. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention. [1913 Webster] The soul… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mediation — An alternate dispute mechanism whereby the mediator acts as a facilitator assisting the parties in coming to a mutually agreed settlement. Under the Bankruptcy and insolvency Act, mediation can be used, for example, if a creditor or the Trustee… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Mediation — (lat.), Vernittelung, s. Mediateur; Mediationsakte, s. Schweiz (Geschichte) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mediation — Mediation,die;⇨Vermittlung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • mediation — (n.) late 14c., from M.L. mediationem (nom. mediatio) a division in the middle, noun of action from pp. stem of mediare (see MEDIATOR (Cf. mediator)). Related: Mediational …   Etymology dictionary

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