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intercession

noun uk   /ˌɪn.təˈseʃ.ən/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
[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.Diplomacy and mediationUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act [C or U] a prayer that asks God or a god to help or cure other peopleReligious ceremonies and prayers
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