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via media

Syllabification: vi·a me·di·a
Pronunciation: /ˈvēə ˈmādēə, ˈvīə ˈmēdēə
 
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Definition of via media in English:

noun

formal
A middle way or compromise between extremes: the settlement is a via media between Catholicism and Protestantism
More example sentences
  • This is especially so, I want to suggest, when their ecclesiological theories are examined and compared in the light of the idea of Anglicanism as a via media, or middle way between two extremes.
  • He steers the via media which locates the middle path between the decentralized power of Israelites vested in kinship relations and the centralized and hierarchical authority represented by the king's office.
  • ‘It is a deeply religious play and shows that to reach God you do not need a via media,’ argues the Padma Shree dramatist.

Origin

Latin.

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