Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that mediates, especially one that reconciles differences between disputants.
  • n. Physiology A substance or structure that mediates a specific response in a bodily tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who negotiates between parties seeking mutual agreement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who mediates; especially, one who interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them; hence, an intercessor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who mediates; one who interposes between parties; especially, one who interposes for the purpose of effecting reconciliation.
  • n. A go-between; an agent.
  • n. Synonyms Intercessor, interceder, propitiator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a negotiator who acts as a link between parties

Etymologies

Latin mediātor ("one who mediates"), from mediātum, supine of mediō ("be in the middle"), from medius ("middle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He looks upon them only _through their mediator_; and what He sees to commend, is seen and commended only through, and on account of, their mediator.

    Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel and Selections from his Writings

  • The term mediator means that Jesus is the implementer and enforcer of the promises of the new agreement.

    The God of Yes

  • The role of mediator is likely to provide another sticking point.

    Kosovo and Serbia – what sort of talks?

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the main mediator in Georgian-Russian conflict and he has already visited Tbilisi and Moscow once, while executing this mission.

    more sarcozy diplomacy feared

  • The task of the mediator is to help the parties to open difficult issues and nudge them forward in the peace process.

    Martti Ahtisaari - Nobel Lecture

  • A multiprotein mediator of transcriptional activation and its interaction with the C-terminal repeat domain of RNA polymerase II.

    Roger D. Kornberg - Autobiography

  • You don't like the word mediator, I know (inaudible) the American journalists.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2002

  • And yet the word mediator 'cannot be applied in the same sense to both.

    The Beginnings of Christianity. Vol. I.

  • Hence it appeared that the law could not be designed to set aside the promise; for (v. 20), A mediator is not a mediator of one, of one party only; but God is one, but one party in the promise or covenant made with Abraham: and therefore it is not to be supposed that by a transaction which passed only between him and the nation of the

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • German mediator arrived in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with Israel's response to a proposed deal with Palestinian prisoners for a captured soldier, an official of the Israeli response to a prisoner swap deal that would secure the release of a captured Israel soldier in German mediator awaiting a final answer on the terms of a prisoner swap with

    WN.com - Photown News

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