noun, plural me·di·a·tri·ces [mee-dee-uh-trahy-seez, -ey-tri-seez] /ˌmi di əˈtraɪ siz, -ˈeɪ trɪˌsiz/, me·di·a·trix·es.

a woman who mediates, especially between parties at variance.

Also me·di·a·tress, me·di·a·trice [mee-dee-ey-tris] /ˌmi diˈeɪ trɪs/.

Origin of mediatrix

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin mediātrīx, feminine of mediātor mediator; see -trix

Usage note

See -ess, -trix. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mediatrix

Historical Examples of mediatrix

  • Here was the mediatrix—the veritable goddess with the sword to cut the knot!

  • These unions gave to the princess the office of mediatrix; in Beowulf she is called Freothowebbe, "the peace-weaver."

    Early Double Monasteries

    Constance Stoney

  • She affected to be equally well inclined to both, and even assumed the character of mediatrix.


    Mary Brunton

  • Then at that charming and sacred hour let the mediatrix come; let the Samaritan bee appear!

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • May it not be the initial of Mylitta, “the Mediatrix,” one of the favourite names of the great original goddess?

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt