Definitions of mediation

  1. negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party
  2. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
  3. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
  4. A dispute resolution method designed to help warring parties resolve their own dispute without going to court. In mediation, a neutral third party ( the mediator) meets with the opposing sides to help them find a mutually satisfactory solution. Unlike a judge in her courtroom or an arbitrator conducting a binding arbitration, the mediator has no power to impose a solution. No formal rules of evidence or procedure control mediation; the mediator and the parties usually agree on their own informal ways to proceed.
  5. The process of bargaining in order to arrive at an agreement or compromise on a matter of importance to the parties involved. It also applies to the hearing and determination of a case by a third party chosen by the parties in controversy, as well as the interposing of a third party to reconcile the parties in controversy.
  6. The act of trying to bring about friendly relations; reconciliation; intercession.
  7. The act of mediating or interposing: entreaty for another.
  8. Intercession; interposition.
  9. The act of mediating; intercession; interposition.
  10. The act of mediating or interposing; the acting between parties at variance with a view to reconcile them.

Usage examples for mediation

  1. Later, when strikes multiplied, the Union limited the right to claim strike aid and appointed a standing committee on mediation. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  2. That through the mediation of the lips one's spirit may be united to the spirit of another person is an idea not unfamiliar to the modern mind; while the exchange of blood, clothes, locks of hair, etc. – Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning by Edward Carpenter
  3. This message increased the alarm of the old pontiff, who had recourse to the mediation of Venice. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  4. In this event, it will much favor the present wishes of this country, which are so decidedly for peace, that they refused to enter into the mediation between Sweden and Russia, lest it should commit them. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. Greek science itself they owed to Jewish mediation. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  6. This continuous mediation business would perhaps draw them nearer together, make them see more nearly eye to eye. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  7. It is not, however, out of the question that public opinion in England may in time again turn to Mr. Wilson and his desire for mediation. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  8. The creation of a board for compulsory investigation in cases where mediation fails and arbitration is rejected is the next logical step in a progressive program. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  9. Thenceforward all who wished to offer sacrifices must bring them through the mediation of the priests of Aaron's line. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  10. In September Lord Cathcart delivered to the emperor a memoir from the British government, stating at length their reasons for declining any mediation in their contest with the United States. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  11. The introspective analysis of the thought- process shows that it alone, among experiences, is accompanied by analysis, abstraction, and mediation. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  12. As to your first demand, the mediation of the King cannot take place whilst the Colonies are subjects of the King of England, who, besides, would not accept it. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  13. Under the present provisions of Article 15 of the Covenant, a dispute which passes the stage of mediation is considered by the Council. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  14. When churchmen go to war, Father Vincent, they must expect to share its risks, at least in offices of mediation. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  15. Viewed in the code of larrigan- land, the situation was one that didn't admit of temporizing or mediation. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  16. Those disasters, as it was, prompted the leaders of the British ministry to exchange confidences in which they agreed on the expediency of mediation. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  17. Such was the language of those very men who, a month before, declared " that His Prussian Majesty held the balance of peace or war in his hands; that he was in a position in which no Prussian Monarch ever was before; that while his neutrality preserved the tranquillity of the North of Germany, the South of Europe would soon be indebted to his powerful mediation for the return of peace." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. It is remarked that the bitter gift made by Austria of the Venetian provinces, and the suspicious offer of mediation by France, ought to have found Italy in greatly different condition, both as regards her political and military position. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  19. September 11.- Imbeciles agitate the question of mediation. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski