Meaning of “intercession” in the English Dictionary

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"intercession" in British English

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uk /ˌɪn.təˈseʃ.ən/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈseʃ.ən/

[ U ] the act of using your influence to make someone in authority forgive someone else or save them from punishment:

Several political prisoners have been released through the intercession of Amnesty International.

[ C or U ] a prayer that asks God or a god to help or cure other people

(Definition of “intercession” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)