modus vivendi

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

Definition of modus vivendi

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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


MODUS VIVENDI Defined for English Language Learners

modus vivendi

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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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