mediatize

/mee"dee euh tuyz'/, v.t., mediatized, mediatizing.
to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Also, esp. Brit., mediatise.
[1820-30; MEDIATE + -IZE, modeled on G mediatisieren]

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