American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of mediating; intervention.
- n. The state of being mediated.
- n. Law An attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputants through the objective intervention of a neutral party.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of mediating; intervention; interposition.
- n. Agency between parties with a view to reconcile them or to effect some arrangement between them; entreaty for another; intercession.
- n. The state of being mediate, or of serving as a medium or means; intermediate relation; a coming between.
- n. Means; aid; help.
- n. In music: In Gregorian music, that part of a melody which lies between the intonation and the ending—that is, the main part of the melody. The various “tones” or melodies properly have but one mediation, which usually appears under three forms, according to the nature of the text to which the melody is sung.
- n. negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party.
- n. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
- n. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
- n. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
- n. a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
- From Late Latin mediātiō (perhaps via Middle French mediation/mediacion) from mediārī ("intervene"), from Latin medius ("middle"). (Wiktionary)
“On the plus side, being trained in mediation is a useful skill to have and it certainly fits in with the kind of things I do already.”
“Note, The doctrine of our Saviour and his mediation is the principal doctrine of Christianity.”
“The description you make there of mediation is absolutely accurate, and I do have many doubts about the pleasure there is for me in that.”
“The two groups are scheduled to meet in mediation Nov. 16.”
““I hope the mediation is productive,” said Chairman of the Board of Selectman Adam M. Bond.”
“The ConnectU founders fought right to the end, settling the dispute in mediation, then contesting the settlement and battling with the lawyers who had represented them in the talks.”
“These are the areas where the teacher's mediation is crucial.”
“As Woods observed, "mediation is an invitation to the police officer to discourage the victim from pursuing her legal remedies and often to encourage future violence.”
“He brought it up in mediation as if I was running a child porn site.”
“Perhaps such mediation is a service that one of the law schools, Stanford or Harvard, might provide?”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘mediation’.
Use these and get promoted
broker a peace ac..., client state, deadlocked peace ..., embassy, freeze, goodwill ambassador, hinterland, interfere in dome..., intervene personally, maintain technica..., mediation, no business as usual and 670 more...
From a book about life and death.
Legal glossary with special focus on courtroom vocabulary
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
This is a list of academic words for students learning English as a Second or Foreign Language. It includes 570 word families that often appear in academic texts. It does not include words that are...
Book I'm reading: words from it.
Looking for tweets for mediation.