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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mediatrice, n. Also: medyatrice. [Late ME. and e.m.E. mediatrice, medyatryce (1447), F. médiatrice: cf. Mediatrix,n.] A female mediator or intercessor; a female go-between, messenger or agent. — a1400 Leg. S. xxxiv. 361.
As medyatrice hyr [St. Pelagia] wil I sende to God
Ib. xlvi. 49.
A kerlyne come hir to, A medyatrice to cume & ga Betwene Anastace & … Godis confessouris
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxv. 67.
Oratrice, mediatrice, salvatrice, To God gret suffragane!
1524 Douglas Corr. 328.
Then her grace wolbe a mediatrice betwixt the said erle and the lordes of Scotlande
a1538 Abell 16 b.
A wekit wynche Symony beand mediatrice
1513 Doug. (see Mediatrix).

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