intercessory

[in-ter-ses-uh-ree]
adjective
having the function of interceding: an intercessory prayer.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin intercessōrius, equivalent to Latin interced- (see intercession) + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > ss

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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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Providers are our partners and intercessory care takers.
Intercessory prayers for the church and its leadership, and often, for earthly rulers.
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