- an act or instance of interceding.
- an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person.
- a prayer to God on behalf of another.
- Roman History. the interposing of a veto, as by a tribune.
Origin of intercession
Examples from the Web for intercession
They are not seen; they are not heard, they are less-than nothing, and there is no intercession.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
This morning he has visited me, to implore my intercession on his behalf.Calderon The Courtier
I do desire, I do ask of Thee, and expect of Thee, the grace of prayer and intercession.
You have your own special work; make it a work of intercession.
In our intercession we may find that there is difficulty and delay with the answer.
- the act or an instance of interceding
- the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
- such petitionary prayer
- Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
Word Origin and History for intercession
early 15c., "act of interceding," from Latin intercessionem (nominative intercessio) "a going between," noun of action from past participle stem of intercedere (see intercede). The modern sense was not in classical Latin.