Definition of intermediary in English:

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intermediary

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈmēdēˌerē/

noun (plural intermediaries)

A person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement or reconciliation; a mediator: intermediaries between lenders and borrowers
More example sentences
  • The Broker Network brings together more than 100 independent intermediaries from around the country.
  • Up until now, lenders, brokers and intermediaries in the industry adhered to a voluntary code of conduct.
  • Other intermediaries such as agents and brokers do not take title to goods.
Synonyms

adjective

Intermediate: an intermediary stage
More example sentences
  • He said this could revive the banking sector's intermediary role, which has been drastically weakened since the financial crisis.
  • It should be permissible, for instance, for intermediary tables to differentiate between smokers and non-smokers.
  • A score of zero indicates absence of symptoms, three represents maximum severity, while scores of one and two are intermediary statements.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French intermédiaire, from Italian intermediario, from Latin intermedius (see intermediate).

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