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mediative

[mee-dee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv]
adjective
  1. mediating; mediatory.
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Origin of mediative

First recorded in 1805–15; mediate + -ive
Related formsnon·me·di·a·tive, adjectiveun·me·di·a·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mediative

Historical Examples

  • The factional life is mediative and instrumental; the personal life is initiative and purposive.

    The Will to Doubt

    Alfred H. Lloyd

  • What he knows, however well established in his actual, positive consciousness, is at best only relative and mediative.

    The Will to Doubt

    Alfred H. Lloyd

  • The consequence of our consultations was, that some Northern power should be applied to in a friendly and mediative capacity.

    Coningsby

    Benjamin Disraeli