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intercessor

Line breaks: inter|ces¦sor
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəˌsɛsə(r)
 
, ˌɪntəˈsɛsə(r)
 
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Definition of intercessor in English:

noun

A person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer: they rejected the notion that an intercessor was needed to appeal to God
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  • Such people may even claim that these others are no more than intercessors mediating their relationship with God.
  • St Lucians come from a society that values the roles of intercessors.
  • In the past, especially the distant past, the saints were venerated as prodigies, miracle-workers, intercessors, protectors.
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