Definition of modus operandi
- the best approach … was to do things through quiet persuasion, which was his modus operandi
- —James Traub
- got her picture identified, discovered her modus operandi, and put a stakeout on her neighborhood
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: a usual way of doing something; especially : the usual way that a particular criminal performs a crime
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