mediatize

mediatize

[mee-dee-uh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), mediatized, mediatizing.
to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Also, especially British, mediatise.


Origin:
1820–30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren

mediatization, noun
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mediatize or mediatise (ˈmiːdɪəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
 
[C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize]
 
mediatise or mediatise
 
vb
 
[C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize]
 
mediati'zation or mediatise
 
n
 
mediati'sation or mediatise
 
n

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