Intercessor In`ter*ces"sor, n. [L., a surety: cf. F. intercesseur.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator. (a) One who interposes between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them. (b) One who pleads in behalf of another. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) A bishop, who, during a vacancy of the see, administers the bishopric till a successor is installed. [1913 Webster]

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  • intercessor — noun see intercession …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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