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intercession

[in-ter-sesh-uhn]
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:
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

intercessional, adjective
preintercession, noun

intercession, intersession.
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intercession (ˌɪntəˈsɛʃən)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Latin intercessio; see intercede]
 
inter'cessional
 
adj
 
inter'cessory
 
adj
 
inter'cessor
 
n
 
interces'sorial
 
adj

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intercession
c.1500, from L. intercessionem (nom. intercessio) "a going between," noun of action from intercedere (see intercede).
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