intercession Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  2. noun the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    • it occurs without human intervention


In`ter*ces"sion noun
L. intercessio an intervention, a becoming surety: cf. F. intercession. See Intercede.
  1. The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of, or (less often) against, another or others.
    But the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which can not be uttered. Rom. viii. 26.

Webster 1913