intercession


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intercession

1. the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
2. such petitionary prayer
3. Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
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I pardon you on her intercession, and on the conditions that you take the beautiful Persian for your wife, and not your slave, that you never sell her, nor put her away.
The Vigil service was being performed in the large church on the eve of the feast of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin, and there were many visitors.
Now, here is Isaac willing to give thee the means of pleasure and pastime in a bag containing one hundred marks of silver, if thy intercession with thine ally the Templar shall avail to procure the freedom of his daughter.
With the most intense interest had I watched the reception his intercession might receive; and a bitter pang shot through my heart at the additional evidence, now furnished, of the unchangeable determination of the islanders.
If it should chance," he said, "that through the surpassing merits of the blessed Paul your sin-stained soul should gain a way into paradise, I trust that you will not forget that intercession which you have promised.
He was often sent to the Continent--to France, Flanders, and Italy--on diplomatic missions; and for eleven years he was in charge of the London customs, where the uncongenial drudgery occupied almost all his time until through the intercession of the queen he was allowed to perform it by deputy.
Any doubtfulness of the fact, or any circumstance of mitigation, was never disregarded: but the petitions of an offender, or the intercessions of others, did not in the least affect him.
He argued corporate philanthropy provided interim relief, but CSR intercession involved planned and structured programs which are formulated to enable sustainable livelihoods and bring about a long-term change.
As the nation steams in multi-dimensional crises, 33 Christian denominations have come together for a special intercession.
Individuals suffering from diseases of the throat are encouraged to seek the intercession of Saint BlasA@ (San Blas) today as the Roman Catholic Church marks the feast of the patron saint of individuals suffering from health problems involving the throat.
She instead entrusted her fate to God and sought the intercession of another Cebuano, who is a candidate for sainthood.
On February 13, in the framework of the working visit of the Head of State to Germany (Munich city), President's wife Maryna Poroshenko visited the Ukrainian Saturday School of the Native School Society and the Ukrainian Free University, and met with the Ukrainian community in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral of the Intercession of the Mother of God and of St.