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Origin of mediator
OTHER WORDS FROM mediatorme·di·a·tor·ship, nounun·der·me·di·a·tor, noun
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What does mediator mean?
A mediator is a person who mediates—helps to settle a dispute or create agreement when there is conflict between two or more people or groups by acting as an intermediary or go-between for those parties.
Sometimes, mediation happens in an informal way. You might act as a mediator for two friends by mediating their argument. But the word is perhaps most commonly used in more specific ways in formal situations, such as when a mediator mediates a labor dispute between a company and its striking employees or when a mediator mediates a divorce for two spouses.
When mediation occurs in an official or legal context, such as when it has been ordered by a judge, it is often called arbitration and is performed by an arbitrator. Arbitration usually involves a decision that the parties are bound by. Mediation is typically less formal and usually involves suggestions for settling differences, as opposed to binding decisions.
Example: I know you two have your differences, so I’d like to act as a mediator while you talk it out and try to come to an understanding.
Where does mediator come from?
The first records of the word mediator come from the 1200s. It comes from the Latin verb mediāre, meaning “to be in the middle” or “to intercede.” The words intermediary and medium are related. The suffix -tor is used to indicate a person who performs a certain action—in this case, the action of mediating.
Being a mediator involves interceding in the middle of a conflict. A mediator is not there to take sides but instead to help promote agreement or reconciliation. In other words, the point of being a mediator is to help find common ground so that there is no longer a need to mediate. Successful mediation often involves compromise.
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How is mediator used in real life?
The word mediator can be used in both formal and informal contexts, but it always involves someone acting to help two parties who are in conflict.
Today I basically had to be a mediator between two people who weren't communicating. One step closer to my dream of becoming Kara Danvers.
— Valerie Anne's Ghost 👻 (@PunkyStarshine) January 26, 2016
Lebanon parliament speaker Berri: Lebanon & Israel asked US to act as mediator to demarcate borders; once agreement reached it will be signed by Lebanon, Israel &UNIFIL;agreement stipulates US will exert efforts for a positive atmosphere for talks to succeed as fast as possible
— Zeina Khodr (@ZeinakhodrAljaz) October 1, 2020
Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute http://t.co/VtG22Rmz90
— L.A. Times Biz News (@latimesbiz) January 7, 2015
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Example sentences from the Web for mediator
The board oversees a staff of about 200 people, including investigators, mediators, case managers and lawyers.Calls Increase for NYPD Commissioner to Be Stripped of Absolute Authority Over Officer Discipline|by Mollie Simon and Eric Umansky|December 22, 2020|ProPublica
In his statement, Rigi named Naser Boledi as a main mediator between him and representatives of NATO.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His former classmate, Justin Rudelson, said that event was evidence that Geithner “was always the natural mediator.”Ex-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Relives College Glory Days|Olivia Nuzzi|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I may it clear that I have no authority to wade into conflicts between parents, and my role is not that of mediator.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But exacting concessions from the mediator is not the point.Jonathan Pollard Means Israeli-American Squabbling Instead of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiation|Raphael Magarik|July 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After all, can there be any hope for peace through unbalanced negotiations led by a biased mediator?
It is dependent on that covenant as made with the Mediator, and consistent with it as established with men.
Believers, as a people who would Covenant and fulfil their obligations, were given to the Mediator in the everlasting covenant.
Whatever he did as Mediator or Surety, must, therefore, have been done in connection with the covenant.
The blood of sacrifice was typical at once of the blood of the Mediator, and of his death as the great Testator.
Besides, that oath was sworn to him as not merely a priest, but as the Surety and Mediator of the new covenant.