What does the word intercede mean?

Usage examples for intercede

  1. And so Jesus has but withdrawn Himself from our eyes that He may intercede with his offended father, as you did with Manteo. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  2. I began to intercede with His Majesty on behalf of the church. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila