transitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
to annex (a smaller state) to a larger one, leaving the ruler his or her title and some authority
Origin of mediatizefrom French or Ger: French médiatiser ( from médiat from Late Latin mediatus: see mediate), or German mediatisieren from French
transitive verbme·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing, me·di·a·tiz·es
To annex (a lesser state) to a greater state as a means of permitting the ruler of the lesser state to retain title and partial authority.
Origin of mediatizeProbably French médiatiser from médiat dependent from Old French back-formation from immediat independent from Late Latin immediātus ; see immediate .