- action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
- International Law. an attempt to effect a peaceful settlement between disputing nations through the friendly good offices of another power.
Origin of mediation
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Examples from the Web for mediation
Late last year, she started to meet with the foster parents for monthly mediation sessions.One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
Why, given the history of U.S. mediation, should anyone be anything but skeptical and cynical of the “peace process?”Combating Cynicism on Israeli-Palestinian Peace
July 18, 2013
But closing such gaps is what just American mediation would be for.What Commentary Gets Wrong About Olmert-Abbas Negotiations
May 28, 2013
American mediation brought an end to General Pervez Musharraf's reign.Pakistan’s Crucial Elections: There’s Much at Stake for the U.S.
May 10, 2013
One of the surviving victims, Mark Hummels, 43, was reportedly shot in the head and the neck after walking out of the mediation.Alleged Phoenix Shooter Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
Christine Pelisek, Terry Greene Sterling
January 31, 2013
If you have any favour to hope for, it must be from the mediation of your uncles.
And again: 'That if you have any favour to hope for, it must be by the mediation of your uncles.'
She had some faint hopes that his mediation might save Charles, but they were very slight.A Tale of Two Cities
The thought is essentially that of mediation—one pleading for another.The Ministry of Intercession
The Courts of Petersburg and Vienna have offered their mediation.
- the act of mediating; intercession
- international law an attempt to reconcile disputed matters arising between states, esp by the friendly intervention of a neutral power
- 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
Word Origin and History for mediation
late 14c., from Medieval Latin mediationem (nominative mediatio) "a division in the middle," noun of action from past participle stem of mediare (see mediator). Related: Mediational.
The attempt to settle a dispute through a neutral party.