modus

noun mo·dus \ˈmōdəs\

Definition of modus

plural

modi

\-ˌdī\
  1. 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. 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. 3 :  a mode of procedure :  a way of doing something no modus of accomplishing this desired result — Ezra Pound

  4. 4 :  mode

  5. 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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