Definition of intercession noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    intercession

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈseʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈseʃn//
     
    [uncountable, countable, usually plural](formal)
     
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  1. 1intercession (with somebody/something) (for/on behalf of somebody/something) the act of speaking to somebody in order to persuade them to have pity on somebody else or to help settle an argument synonym intervention He was released owing to English intercession with the French. the intercession of a priest
  2. 2intercession (with somebody/something) (for/on behalf of somebody/something) the act of saying a prayer for somebody/something; a prayer that is said for somebody/something prayers of intercession for her healing The church service comprised readings, reflections and intercessions.