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Definition of "intercession" []

  • Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another. (noun)
  • Mediation in a dispute. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intercession" in a sentence
  • "And, as he always hears the Son interceding for us, so he always hears the Spirit interceding in us, because his intercession is according to the will of God."
  • "Following the lecture His Eminence will Pontificate at a Solemn Mass according to the Missal of Paul VI in intercession for the beatification of John Henry Newman at the Oxford Oratory at 6.00 pm."
  • "My first guess was that a useful intercession is one that preserves an important distinction in the language."