intercessor

[ in-ter-ses-er, in-ter-ses-er ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛs ər, ˈɪn tərˌsɛs ər /

noun

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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intercessor


n.

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

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