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[in-ter-ses-er, in-ter-ses-er]
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  1. a person who intercedes.
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Origin of intercessor

1475–85; < Latin, equivalent to interced- (see intercession) + -tor -tor, with dt > ss
Related formssub·in·ter·ces·sor, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Andy, colorless, his blood cold, brushed aside the arm of the intercessor.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor.

  • As an intercessor Moses used importunity with God, and prevailed.

  • It is because he has been in the wrong that an intercessor is necessary for me.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope

  • He who looks up to any one as an intercessor with God commits Shirk.

Word Origin and History for intercessor


late 15c., from Latin intercessor "one who intervenes," agent noun from intercedere (see intercede). Related: Intercessory.

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