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mediatrix

[mee-dee-ey-triks] /ˌmi diˈeɪ trɪks/
noun, plural mediatrices
[mee-dee-uh-trahy-seez, -ey-tri-seez] /ˌmi di əˈtraɪ siz, -ˈeɪ trɪˌsiz/ (Show IPA),
mediatrixes.
1.
a woman who mediates, especially between parties at variance.
Also, mediatress, mediatrice
[mee-dee-ey-tris] /ˌmi diˈeɪ trɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of mediatrix
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin mediātrīx, feminine of mediātor mediator; see -trix
Usage note
See -ess, -trix.
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  • 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
  • He committed the extreme error of selecting mademoiselle Guimard as mediatrix between himself and me.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
  • Then at that charming and sacred hour let the mediatrix come; let the Samaritan bee appear!

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

    Discipline Mary Brunton
  • 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
  • She became the new mediatrix between the sinful human soul and the Father in heaven.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • Then he gives us learned dissertations on Her whom he calls the Treasure-house of all good, the mediatrix of love and impetration.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • No, there was little chance, she decided, of acting as a mediatrix between her parents.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant

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