Definition of intercessory in US English:

intercessory

adjective

  • See intercession

    • ‘Questions raised by intercessory prayer and distant healing are far reaching, challenging basic assumptions about the nature of consciousness, space, time, and causality.’
    • ‘Increasingly, claims are being made about the positive effect of ‘spirituality’ on the sick and even for the ‘proven’ benefits of intercessory prayer.’
    • ‘That sainthood is valued for its intercessory value is clearly indicated by the fact that the primary method of identifying who will be canonized is by the performing of miracles.’
    • ‘Write down your intercessory prayers and record how they are answered.’
    • ‘I hope I do not forget to mention that one day, standing in the kitchen, my mother explained intercessory prayer to me.’

Pronunciation

intercessory

/-ˈsesərē/