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Mediate

Me´di`ate
a.1.Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
2.Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
3.Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
An act of mediate knowledge is complex.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Mediated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mediating.]
1.To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
2.To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
v. t.1.To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
2.To divide into two equal parts.
Verb1.mediate - act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"
2.mediate - occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others; "mediate between the old and the new"
Adj.1.mediate - acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
Antonyms:
immediate - having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence"
2.mediate - being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"
Synonyms: in-between, middle

MEDIATE, POWERS. Those incident to primary powers, given by a principal to his agent. For example, the general authority given to collect, receive and pay debts due by or to the principal is a primary power. In order to accomplish this it is frequently required to settle accounts, adjust disputed claims, resist those which are unjust, and answer and defend suits; these subordinate powers are sometimes called mediate powers. Story, Ag. Sec. 58. See Primary powers, and 1 Camp. R. 43, note 4 Camp. R. 163; 6 S. & R. 149.

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