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intercession

[ in-ter-sesh-uhn ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛʃ ən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of intercession

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin intercessiōn- (stem of intercessiō), equivalent to intercess(us) past participle of intercēdere to intercede (equivalent to interced- variant stem + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt->-ss-) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM intercession

in·ter·ces·sion·al, adjectivepre·in·ter·ces·sion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intercession

intercession , intersession
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British Dictionary definitions for intercession

intercession
/ (ˌɪntəˈsɛʃən) /

noun
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

Derived forms of intercession

intercessional or intercessory, adjectiveintercessor, nounintercessorial, adjective

Word Origin for intercession

C16: from Latin intercessio; see intercede
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