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[mee-dee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv] /ˈmi diˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv/
mediating; mediatory.
Origin of mediative
1805-15; mediate + -ive
Related forms
nonmediative, adjective
unmediative, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The factional life is mediative and instrumental; the personal life is initiative and purposive.

    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
  • 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

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