mediatize

verb

me·​di·​a·​tize
ˈmēdēəˌtīz
-ed/-ing/-s

transitive verb

1
: to bring (a prince or state) down to the rank of mediate vassal from that of immediate vassal of the Holy Roman Empire : annex (a state) to another
a mediatized princeCyril Connolly
2
: to put into a middle or intermediate position : make instrumental or subordinate

intransitive verb

1
: to act as mediator
2
: to become a mediate vassal of the Holy Roman Empire

Word History

Etymology

German mediatisieren, from mediat mediate (from Late Latin mediatus, past participle of mediare to be in the middle) + -isieren -ize

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“Mediatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mediatize. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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