(In`ter*ces"sion*al) a. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by, intercession or
(In`ter*ces"sion*ate) v. t. To entreat. [Obs.]
(In`ter*ces"sor) n. [L., a surety: cf. F. intercesseur.]
1. One who goes between, or intercedes; a mediator. (a) One who interposes between parties at variance,
with a view to reconcile them. (b) One who pleads in behalf of another. Milton.
2. (Eccl.) A bishop, who, during a vacancy of the see, administers the bishopric till a successor is
(In`ter*ces*so"ri*al) a. Intercessory.
(In`ter*ces"so*ry) a. [LL. intercessorius.] Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized
by, intercession; interceding; as, intercessory prayer.
(In`ter*chain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interchained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interchaining.] To link
together; to unite closely or firmly, as by a chain.
Two bosoms interchained with an oath.Shak.
(In`ter*change") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interchanged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interchanging ] [OE.
entrechangen, OF. entrechangier. See Inter-, and Change.]
1. To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange
places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.
I shall interchangeShak.
My waned state for Henry's regal crown.
2. To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.
(In`ter*change"), v. i. To make an interchange; to alternate. Sir P. Sidney.
(In`ter*change") n. [Cf. OF. entrechange.]
1. The act of mutually changing; the act of mutually giving and receiving; exchange; as, the interchange
of civilities between two persons. "Interchange of kindnesses." South.
2. The mutual exchange of commodities between two persons or countries; barter; commerce. Howell.
3. Alternate succession; alternation; a mingling.
The interchanges of light and darkness.Holder.
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
(In`ter*change`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state or quality of being interchangeable; interchangeableness.
(In`ter*change"a*ble) a. [Cf. OF. entrechangeable.]
1. Admitting of exchange or mutual substitution. "Interchangeable warrants." Bacon.
2. Following each other in alternate succession; as, the four interchangeable seasons. Holder.
In`ter*change"a*ble*ness, n. In`ter*change"a*bly, adv.