from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party.
- n. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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?