mediatize

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From French médiatiser, German mediatisieren.

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mediatize (third-person singular simple present mediatizes, present participle mediatizing, simple past and past participle mediatized)

  1. To make (a state or leader under the Holy Roman Empire) into a mediate vessel rather than an immediate one directly under the emperor; (by extension) to annex while preserving certain rights and titles. [from 19th c.]
    • 2016, Peter H. Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire, Penguin 2017, p. 650:
      In all, 112 imperial Estates were mediatized or lost to France, including virtually the entire church lands east of the Rhine […].
  2. To reduce the effect of (something) by introducing a mediating agent. [from 19th c.]
  3. To filter (an event etc.) through the mass media; to exploit (something or someone) for media exposure. [from 20th c.]

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