Me`di*a"tion (?), n. [OE. mediacioun, F. m'ediation. See Mediate, a.]

1.

The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.

The soul [acts] by the mediation of these passions. South.

2.

Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.

Bacon.

 

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