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via media Syllabification: vi·a me·di·a
Pronunciation: /ˈvēə ˈmādēə/ /ˈvīə ˈmēdēə/

Definition of via media in English:


A middle way or compromise between extremes: the settlement is a via media between Catholicism and Protestantism
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  • 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.



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