Definition of modus
1 : the immediate manner in which property may be acquired (as by occupation or prescription) or the particular tenure by which it is held
2 plural moduses : a customary mode of tithing by composition instead of by payment in kind still took his tithe pig or his modus — George Eliot
3 : a mode of procedure : a way of doing something no modus of accomplishing this desired result — Ezra Pound
4 : mode
5 or mode plural modes : the relationship between the long and the breve in mensural music In minor modus there are two breves to the long, whereas in major modus there are three. — compare prolation, tempus
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Origin and Etymology of modus
Latin, measure, manner — more at mete
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