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verb (used with object), me·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
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Also especially British, me·di·a·tise.

Origin of mediatize

1820–30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren
Related formsme·di·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for mediatised

Historical Examples

  • Few such names occur in the present roll,—the only mediatised member is the prince of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 64, No. 397, November 1848


  • This is because the Platens, although bearing only the title of Counts, are a mediatised family.

  • His Serene Highness was of a mediatised house—a gentleman who had much experience in diplomacy.

British Dictionary definitions for mediatised



  1. (tr) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
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Derived Formsmediatization or mediatisation, noun

Word Origin

C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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