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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mediatrix, n. [Late ME. and e.m.E. mediatrix (1462–3), L. mediātrix, fem. of mediātor Mediatour n.] = Mediatrice n. —(1) 1490 Irland Mir. I. 131/26.
It was hire self … that he ordand … to be mediatrix for mannis … redempcioune
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxvi. 33.
O madyne meik, most mediatrix for man
1513 Doug. iv. xi. 48.
And thou Juno, mediatrix [R. mediatrice, L. conscia Juno] but dout Of al thir hevy thochtis and weill thame knawis
a1550 Lang Rosair 239. 1558-66 Knox I. 169.
Pray to Our Lady that sche may be a mediatrix for yow to hir sone
(2) 1545 Corr. M. Lorraine 132.
Madem, your graice is prinsipall mediatrix to lawbour concord betuix all lordis and greit men

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