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modus vivendi

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noun mo·dus vi·ven·di \ˌmō-dəs-vi-ˈven-dē, -ˌdī\

Simple Definition of modus vivendi

  • : an arrangement that helps people, groups, or countries work together peacefully even though they do not agree with each other

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of modus vivendi

plural

modi vivendi

play \ˈmō-ˌdē-, ˈmō-ˌdī-\
  1. 1 :  a feasible arrangement or practical compromise; especially :  one that bypasses difficulties

  2. 2 :  a manner of living :  a way of life

Examples of modus vivendi in a sentence

  1. The two nations developed a modus vivendi in order to avoid war.



Origin and Etymology of modus vivendi

New Latin, manner of living


First Known Use: circa 1878


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