mediatize

verb me·di·a·tize \ ˈmēdēəˌtīz \

Definition of mediatize

-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 prince
  • —Cyril 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

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Origin and Etymology of mediatize

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


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