- 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
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- 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 for intercession
C16: from Latin intercessio; see intercede
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper