from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make mediate; reduce from an immediate or direct to a mediate or indirect relation through the interposition of a secondary superior or controlling agency.
- To mediate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position; to annex; -- specifically applied to the annexation during the former German empire of a smaller German state to a larger, while allowing it a nominal sovereignty, and its prince his rank.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
annexa countrywhile allowing the ruler of the country to retain certain rights
- verb To
- verb obsolete To be mediatized by the Roman Empire
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Probably French médiatiser, from médiat, dependent, from Old French, back-formation from immediat, independent, from Late Latin immediātus; see immediate.]
Sorry, no example sentences found.
New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.