via media

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin via media (middle way).

Noun[edit]

via media (uncountable)

  1. A third way; a middle course, a compromise.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 199:
      The quip highlighted the extent to which the philosophes were seeking a via media between what they saw as the morally and intellectually impoverished tradition of Christian revelation and its embattled polar opposite, a sceptical materialism [...].