mediator

[mee-dee-ey-ter]
noun
a person who mediates, especially between parties at variance.

Origin:
1250–1300; < Late Latin (see mediate, -tor); replacing Middle English mediatour < Anglo-French < Late Latin, as above

mediatorship, noun
undermediator, noun
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mediate
 
vb
1.  (intr; usually foll by between or in) to intervene (between parties or in a dispute) in order to bring about agreement
2.  to bring about (an agreement)
3.  to bring about (an agreement) between parties in a dispute
4.  to resolve (differences) by mediation
5.  (intr) to be in a middle or intermediate position
6.  (tr) to serve as a medium for causing (a result) or transferring (objects, information, etc)
 
adj
7.  occurring as a result of or dependent upon mediation
8.  a rare word for intermediate
9.  logic (of an inference) having more than one premise, esp, being syllogistic in form
 
[C16: from Late Latin mediāre to be in the middle]
 
'mediately
 
adv
 
'mediateness
 
n
 
'mediative
 
adj
 
'mediatory
 
adj
 
media'torial
 
adj
 
'mediator
 
n
 
media'torially
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

mediator
c.1300, from L.L. mediatorem (nom. mediator) "one who mediates," from mediatus, pp. of mediari "to intervene, mediate," also "to be or divide in the middle," from L. medius "middle" (see medial). Originally applied to Christ, who in Christian theology "mediates" between God
and man. Meaning "one who intervenes between two disputing parties" is first attested late 14c.
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Mediator definition


one who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with a view to reconcile them. This word is not found in the Old Testament; but the idea it expresses is found in Job 9:33, in the word "daysman" (q.v.), marg., "umpire." This word is used in the New Testament to denote simply an internuncius, an ambassador, one who acts as a medium of communication between two contracting parties. In this sense Moses is called a mediator in Gal. 3:19. Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). He makes reconciliation between God and man by his all-perfect atoning sacrifice. Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and his sufferings might possess infinite worth, and that he might possess infinite wisdom and knowlege and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are committed to his hands (Matt. 28:18; John 5:22, 25, 26, 27); and human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of justice (Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15, 16), and that in his glorified humanity he might be the head of a glorified Church (Rom. 8:29). This office involves the three functions of prophet, priest, and king, all of which are discharged by Christ both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation. These functions are so inherent in the one office that the quality appertaining to each gives character to every mediatorial act. They are never separated in the exercise of the office of mediator.

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Example sentences
The mediator could help them resolve their dispute, or help them break up the
  business.
Negotiators for both sides will meet with a state mediator this afternoon.
Twitter is a communication utility, not a mediator of content.
The job of flight attendant is said to require the skills of a teacher, pastor,
  counselor and mediator.
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