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[mee-dee-uh-tahyz] /ˈmi di əˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), mediatized, mediatizing.
to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Also, especially British, mediatise.
Origin of mediatize
1820-30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren
Related forms
mediatization, noun Unabridged
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  • We've got to mediatise all this stuff, all these little crowns and boundaries and creeds, and so on, that stand in the way.

British Dictionary definitions for mediatise


(transitive) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
Derived Forms
mediatization, mediatisation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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