submediation

mediation

[mee-dee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
2.
International Law. an attempt to effect a peaceful settlement between disputing nations through the friendly good offices of another power.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin mediātiōn- (stem of mediātiō). See mediate, -ion

nonmediation, noun
submediation, noun

arbitration, mediation (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. Mediation, arbitration designate processes for bringing about agreement or reconciliation between opponents in a dispute. Mediation implies deliberation that results in solutions that may or may not be accepted by the contending parties. Arbitration involves a more formal deliberation, it being understood that the results will be binding on the contending parties.
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mediation (ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of mediating; intercession
2.  international law an attempt to reconcile disputed matters arising between states, esp by the friendly intervention of a neutral power
3.  a method of resolving an industrial dispute whereby a third party consults with those involved and recommends a solution which is not, however, binding on the parties

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mediation
early 15c., from M.L. mediationem (nom. mediatio), from mediatus (see mediator).
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mediation definition


The attempt to settle a dispute through a neutral party.

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