Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

Late 15th century, from Latin intercessor, from Latin intercēdō, from inter ("between") + cēdō ("I go") (English cede), literally “go-between”. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The icon is an 'intercessor', an active mediator, because it is a presence that draws you into a shared prayer.

    Royal Academy of Arts Byzantium Lecture 'Icons and the Practice of Prayer'

  • An "intercessor" is a person who prays on behalf of another.

    Pastor Steven Furtick

  • This pattern is repeated in time: in the cult of Christ as the "son'' he is the "intercessor" and savior juxtaposed to the avenging, punishing father.''

    Indic Ideas in the Graeco-Roman World

  • Minister of the Treasury and Chief of the Customs, and acted as intercessor and mediator between the missionaries on one side and the beach-combing crowd, the trading crowd, and the Hawaiian chiefs on the variously shifting other side.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Where the Sumerian tale presents the deluge as the work of an intemperate overlord whose attitude to humanity is far from benevolent, whose might may not be right, and offers an ethical opposition to him in figure of a merciful intercessor, the Biblical tale ultimately sanctions the genocidal destruction of most of humanity by ascribing it to a God whose wisdom, justice and mercy are presented as unquestionable.

    Creative Control - Part 4

  • The pope is not infallible, Mary is not an intercessor, Purgatory doesn't exist, and the sacraments are bogus.

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • Instead of having a Sunday lecture, the goal of the ritual was to take the minds of the believers out of their daily routine and move their minds and spirits closer to the divine, with the priest acting as intercessor.

    The Crowd Rose As One | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • I believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, is a spiritual presence that dwells within those who have accepted Christ as Savior at the moment of their redemption and, following that experience, acts as intercessor between man and God, guiding him to righteousness, convicting him of sin and fulfilling the work of sanctification.

    Statement of Faith

  • I wish I had kept the link for it, but I remember being struck by a comment by an intercessor – I believe it was a nun – who said, in essence: I believe that we are called to go into dark places and pray for them, and that our prayers bring the missionaries.

    When it is beyond our ability

  • To emphasise the deep concern of the intercessor about the needs of the UPGs, there is a desire to fast and pray.

    Intercession for the Unreached Peoples

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