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- n. A person who intercedes; a mediator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator.
- n. One who interposes between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them.
- n. One who pleads in behalf of another.
- n. A bishop, who, during a vacancy of the see, administers the bishopric till a successor is installed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who intercedes or makes intercession, especially with the stronger for the weaker; a person who pleads with one in behalf of another, or endeavors to reconcile parties at variance; a mediator.
- n. Eccles., in the early African Church, an officer who during a vacancy of a see administered the bishopric till a successor was elected. Also called interventor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
Late 15th century, from Latin intercessor, from Latin intercēdō, from inter ("between") + cēdō ("I go") (English cede), literally “go-between”. (Wiktionary)