modus vivendi


modus vivendi
/moh"deuhs vi ven"dee, -duy/, pl. modi vivendi /moh"dee vi ven"dee, moh"duy vi ven"duy/.
1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle.
2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate.
[1875-80 < L modus vivendi mode of living]

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