I saw "mediaeval" on a Wikipedia page, and figuring it was a typo, edited it to "medieval", it was reverted as apparently mediaeval is the UK spelling. However, in all the dictionaries I've found from a quick peruse, including those of the UK, they now prefer the medieval spelling.

Is mediaeval still preferred anywhere officially, or is it completely outdated?

Resources I found:

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    I may be outdated but I would not dream of spelling these words with "e" rather than "ae". Seriously, my point is that educated BrE native speakers still use these spellings and associate the newer versions with North America. – JeremyC Jul 18 '18 at 22:06
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    No. It's an optional, and to many users clearly more correct spelling. That doesn't make it outdated. – Robbie Goodwin Jul 20 '18 at 18:43

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