- to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Also especially British, me·di·a·tise.
Origin of mediatize
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Examples from the Web for mediatised
Few such names occur in the present roll,—the only mediatised member is the prince of Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg.
This is because the Platens, although bearing only the title of Counts, are a mediatised family.Face to Face with Kaiserism
James W. Gerard
His Serene Highness was of a mediatised house—a gentleman who had much experience in diplomacy.Ten Years Near the German Frontier
Maurice Francis Egan
- (tr) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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