verb (used with object), me·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing.

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

1820–30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren
Related formsme·di·a·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mediatize




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

Word Origin for mediatize

C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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