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mediatize

or (especially British) mediatise

[mee-dee-uh-tahyz] /ˈmi di əˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), mediatized, mediatizing.
1.
to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Origin of mediatize
1820-1830
1820-30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren
Related forms
mediatization, noun
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  • We've got to mediatise all this stuff, all these little crowns and boundaries and creeds, and so on, that stand in the way.

British Dictionary definitions for mediatise

mediatize

/ˈmiːdɪəˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
Derived Forms
mediatization, mediatisation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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