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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Dayang added that the Philippines and the Czech Republic are exploring a modus vivendi on this new form of labor cooperation.
Sin embargo, aun dentro de estas nuevas estructuras la convivencia de grupos minoritarios y del grupo de poder centralista no ha encontrado ni en Espana ni en Mexico un modus vivendi adecuado.
Dans le cadre de sa strategie pour developper la fiscalite, le gouvernement tunisien serait en train de revoir tout le modus vivendi et les procedures du controle fiscal.
Para ello, elabora una cronologia sobre las maneras de entender la proteccion social e indaga los procedimientos de la intervencion estatal, para concluir que se sustentaron en lo que llama eventos estatales, la creacion de un habitus estatal y un modus vivendi politico.
We have already conveyed that the dialogue process will not be a concession from one side to the other, but with a modus vivendi [arrangement to coexist peacefully] in the inter-state relations, he said.
Pour ce dernier, il y a une sorte de pacte, un [beaucoup moins que] modus vivendi [beaucoup plus grand que], depuis 1973 avec les grandes compagnies petrolieres et les pays de l'OCDE pour faire jouer a l'Opep un role [beaucoup moins que] stabilisateur [beaucoup plus grand que] du marche, ce que l'Arabie saoudite rejette aujourd'hui.
There were ups and downs, but a modus vivendi was agreed after each instance of poor relations.
Escuchando y viendo la propaganda politica que hoy nos bombardea, donde la competencia es para reconocer quien es capaz de presentar al peor corrupto del otro partido, me da la impresion de que es una forma de convertirnos en mas cinicos a los ciudadanos; de vacunarnos y aceptar esos hechos consumados con un "no se puede hacer nada"; desalentar la asistencia a las urnas para que prevalezca el voto duro de cada partido de tal forma que continue el modus vivendi actual en la Camara de Diputados y en municipios .
Freeman said whoever wants to understand why a peaceful US modus vivendi with Iran has been so elusive, read Porter's book on the Iranian nuclear program.
The principal Modus Vivendi of SDSM is that the country is ruled by a regime created by VMRO-DPMNE, that the country is suffering a depression, that human rights and liberties are totally suppressed, and that all rights guaranteed by the Constitution, especially the rights of the opposition, have been curtailed, even though we are bombarded on a daily basis with statements by opposition officials riddled with hate speech and spiting on anyone who dares disagree with their scenario.
Thus, it's not surprising to see that Hezbollah and its chief backer Iran are keen to see Hamas remain in the fold of "resistance," at the least in terms of rhetoric, which is why the Beirut meetings have been about attempts to arrive at a modus vivendi.
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.