modus vivendi


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modus vi·ven·di

 (vĭ-vĕn′dē, -dī′)
n. pl. modi vivendi
1. A manner of living; a way of life.
2. A temporary agreement between contending parties pending a final settlement.

[New Latin modus vīvendī : Latin modus, mode, Latin vīvendī, genitive sing. gerund of vīvere, to live.]

modus vivendi

(ˈməʊdəs vɪˈvɛndiː; -ˈvɛndaɪ)
n, pl modi vivendi (ˈməʊdiː vɪˈvɛndiː; ˈməʊdaɪ vɪˈvɛndaɪ)
a working arrangement between conflicting interests; practical compromise
[C19: from Latin: way of living]

mo•dus vi•ven•di

(ˈmoʊ dəs vɪˈvɛn di, -daɪ
n., )


pl. mo•di vivendi (ˈmoʊ di, -daɪ)
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 < Latin]

modus vivendi

A Latin phrase meaning method of living, used to mean a compromise that allows two conflicting people or attitudes to exist in relative harmony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modus vivendi - a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlementmodus vivendi - a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
accommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
2.modus vivendi - a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudesmodus vivendi - a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
fast lane - a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation; "life in fashion's fast lane has taught her a lot"
free living - a lifestyle given to easy indulgence of the appetites
vanity fair - a vain and frivolous lifestyle especially in large cities
Translations

modus vivendi

[ˈməʊdəsvɪˈvɛndiː] Nmodus m vivendi

modus vivendi

nModus Vivendi m; (= way of life)Lebensstil m, → Lebensweise f
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In order to achieve some modus vivendi between the three different traditions, there is a need for perfect honesty and clarity about what the fundamental beliefs of each religion are and how they were arrived at.
For this reviewer, the powerful ethical instincts behind a book such as this one come out when Vegel shares what he feels he owes to Titoism: education, of both a basic and a higher, intellectual kind; the opportunity for a real career instead of shoveling coal and working as a carter like his Hungarian relatives; an implicit modus vivendi among the region's ethnic and national groups; and travel and exposure to Europe.
Their bickering is a modus vivendi for them and some couples do work like that," adds Jacobi, who registered his civil partnership with long-term partner Richard Clifford in March 2006, after 27 years together.
He said a modus vivendi must be formed between Muslim and non-Muslim citizens on the basis of 'live and let live' though at present non-Muslim voters are discourage to vote.
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La politique s'avere le meilleur jeu des modus vivendi.
A sort of modus vivendi exists where Hezbollah keeps a low profile for its fund-raising and other activities and Europeans do not crack down.
Egypt, the anchor of the whole Arab world, is embarked on a dangerous descent toward prolonged civil strife, unless a modus vivendi can be found between President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and his growing opposition.
The Mountbattens slipped back into their old modus vivendi, 'but it was particularly easy now, for my father trusted them both.
Whether that development becomes a foundation to build on or a prelude to further destabilization" in Egypt "will depend on whether the military and Islamists can find a modus vivendi based on democratic principles," it said.
Modus Vivendi has produced one of the toughest South African mares of recent years in Dancewiththedevil, who took the Horse Chestnut Stakes, her fifth Group 1, at Turffontein on Saturday.
Scenario 3: There can be an uneasy truce leading to a somewhat stable modus vivendi among the groups (that's where Lebanon is now).