modus vivendi

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

Definition of modus vivendi

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

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Origin and Etymology of modus vivendi

New Latin, manner of living


MODUS VIVENDI Defined for English Language Learners

modus vivendi

noun

Definition of modus vivendi for English Language Learners

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


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