intermediary

[in-ter-mee-dee-er-ee]
noun, plural intermediaries.
1.
an intermediate agent or agency; a go-between or mediator.
2.
a medium or means.
3.
an intermediate form or stage.
adjective
4.
being between; intermediate.
5.
acting between persons, parties, etc.; serving as an intermediate agent or agency: an intermediary power.

Origin:
1785–95; < Late Latin intermedi(um) intervening place + -ary; see intermediate1


1. arbitrator, umpire.
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intermediary (ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪərɪ)
 
n , pl -aries
1.  a person who acts as a mediator or agent between parties
2.  something that acts as a medium or means
3.  an intermediate state or period
 
adj
4.  acting as an intermediary
5.  situated, acting, or coming between; intermediate

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Example sentences
The deed, when done, was paid for through an intermediary.
Thats why the intermediary particle is required and why it relies on
  entanglement.
Trust is the magic currency that will sink or sail an intermediary.
The service such an intermediary offers is priceless and can charge even
  standard investment banking fees.
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