intercession

noun in·ter·ces·sion \ ˌin-tər-ˈse-shən \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of intercession

1 : the act of interceding
2 : prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of another

intercessional

play \ˌin-tər-ˈsesh-nəl, -ˈse-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

intercessor

play \ˌin-tər-ˈse-sər\ noun

intercessory

play \ˌin-tər-ˈses-rē, -ˈse-sə-rē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of intercession

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin intercession-, intercessio, from intercedere


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