2. [syn: mediation, intermediation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mediation \Me`di*a"tion\, n. [OE. mediacioun, F. m['e]diation.
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.
2. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance,
with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by
some impartial party
2: the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a
settlement [syn: mediation, intermediation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "mediation":
United Nations troops, agency, appeasement, calming, conciliation,
detente, device, dulcification, easing of relations, expedient,
going between, instrumentality, intermediation, machinery,
mechanism, mollification, pacification, peace-keeping force,
peacemaking, peacemongering, placability, placation, propitiation,
recourse, relaxation of tension, resort, service, soothing,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MEDIATION. The act of some mutual friend of two contending parties, who
brings them to agree, compromise or settle their disputes. Vattel, Droit des
Gens, liv. 2, eh. 18, Sec. 328.