Simple Definition of modus operandi
: a usual way of doing something; especially : the usual way that a particular criminal performs a crime
Full Definition of modus operandi
plural mo·di operandi play \ˈmō-ˌdē-, ˈmō-ˌdī-\
: a method of procedure; especially : a distinct pattern or method of operation that indicates or suggests the work of a single criminal in more than one crime
Origin of modus operandi
First Known Use: 1654
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