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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations

modus vivendi

[ˈməʊdəsvɪˈvɛndiː] Nmodus m vivendi
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modus vivendi

nModus Vivendi m; (= way of life)Lebensstil m, → Lebensweise f
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References in classic literature ?
THROUGH massacres of each other's citizens China and the United States had been four times plunged into devastating wars, when, in the year 1994, arose a Philosopher in Madagascar, who laid before the Governments of the two distracted countries the following MODUS VIVENDI:
But many seem to be abandoning this modus vivendi - a trend backed by the decline in Facebook engagement over the past two years (by 50 percent, per some reports).
"Iyan ang modus vivendi. Kumbaga, magbigayan muna tayo [That's the modus videndi.
In previous interviews, Filipino fishermen in waters that China is contesting have said that the Filipinos and Vietnamese have a positive 'modus vivendi' in disputed waters, even engaging in barter occasionally and never being involved in hostile acts against each other.
He is not impressed with the prevailing political modus vivendi nor is he daunted by the consequences of vetoing the entire budget bill.
The premier made the remarks as he launched several online applications of the Ministry of Justice, noting the Karama Battle anniversary reflects a Jordanian "modus vivendi." On this Jordanian case, he said the Kingdom has lost in the past year 27 martyrs of the armed forces and security services agencies, who sacrificed their blood and lives in defense of the homeland.
The state may have taken a principled stand meant to protect its position on the Kashmir question, but it has failed to formulate a modus vivendi to resolve GB's issues until a permanent solution is achieved.
In the third chapter, "Political Liberalism," Mearsheimer distinguishes between modus vivendi liberalism and progressive liberalism.
But he draws a distinction between what he calls modus vivendi liberalism and a progressive variety.
In its new document, which unfolds across four chapters, the theological commission calls synodality the "modus vivendi et operandi of the Church-People of God that concretely manifests and realizes its communion in walking together [and] in gathering in assembly."