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modus vivendi definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
2: a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes [syn: life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural modi vivendi) Etymology: New Latin, manner of living Date: circa 1879 1. a feasible arrangement or practical compromise; especially one that bypasses difficulties 2. a manner of living ; a way of life

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. modi vivendi) 1 a way of living or coping. 2 a an arrangement whereby those in dispute can carry on pending a settlement. b an arrangement between people who agree to differ. Etymology: L, = way of living: see MODE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Modus vivendi Mo"dus vi*ven"di [L.] Mods, or manner, of living; hence, a temporary arrangement of affairs until disputed matters can be settled.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A modus vivendi is an arrangement which allows people who have different attitudes to live or work together. (FORMAL) After 1940, a modus vivendi between church and state was achieved. N-SING

Moby Thesaurus

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