Definition of mediation :
1. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
2. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
judgement (part of speech: noun)
mediation (part of speech: noun)
intervention (part of speech: noun)
compromise (part of speech: noun)
- Though the religion of that age can merit no better name than that of superstition, it served to unite together a body of men who had great sway over the people, and who kept the community from falling to pieces, by the factions and independent power of the nobles; and what was of great importance, it threw a mighty authority into the hands of men, who, by their profession, were averse to arms and violence; who tempered by their mediation the general disposition towards military enterprises; and who still maintained, even amidst the shock of arms, those secret links, without which it is impossible for human society to subsist. - "The History of England, Volume I", David Hume.
- European papers talk much of mediation, of a peaceful arrangement, of compromise. - "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski.
- He expected, no doubt, an acknowledgment from us for this pretended piece of service, as well as a general amnesty of what was past; but he had to do with people who were not quite so apt to forgive injuries as he imagined, or to forget that, if our deliverance was owing to his mediation, our calamity was occasioned by his malice; I therefore sat silent, while my companion answered, " Ay, ay, 'tis no matter, Cot knows the heart; there is a time for all things, as the wise man saith; there is a time for throwing away stones, and to gather them up." - "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.