Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who intervenes; a mediator, especially one designated by a church to reconcile parties and unite them in the choice of officers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who intervenes; a mediator; especially (Eccles. Hist.), a person designated by a church to reconcile parties, and unite them in the choice of officers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles., same as intercessor, 2.
  • n. An inspector in a mine, whose duty it is to report upon the works carried on, and upon the use made of supplies.

Etymologies

Latin: compare French interventeur. (Wiktionary)

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