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intercession

[in-ter-sesh-uh n] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of interceding.
2.
an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person.
3.
a prayer to God on behalf of another.
4.
Roman History. the interposing of a veto, as by a tribune.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin intercessiōn- (stem of intercessiō), equivalent to intercess(us) past participle of intercēdere to intercede (equivalent to interced- variant stem + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- > -ss-) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
intercessional, adjective
preintercession, noun
Can be confused
intercession, intersession.
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British Dictionary definitions for inter cession

intercession

/ˌɪntəˈsɛʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of interceding
2.
the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
3.
such petitionary prayer
4.
(Roman history) the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
Derived Forms
intercessional, intercessory, adjective
intercessor, noun
intercessorial, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin intercessio; see intercede
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Word Origin and History for inter cession

intercession

n.

early 15c., "act of interceding," from Latin intercessionem (nominative intercessio) "a going between," noun of action from past participle stem of intercedere (see intercede). The modern sense was not in classical Latin.

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