medieval mode


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Noun1.medieval mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600medieval mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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The adversarial system should be rethought, because this throwback to the medieval mode of trial by combat, also called wager of battle and judicial duel, no longer can be justified in a time when the public interest and the general welfare must be served.
The small book is priceless because it outlines the rules and strategies of the "new chess," as the game was transitioning from a slower, Medieval mode to a more dynamic form with greater powers given to the queen and bishop.