modus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin. See mode.

Noun[edit]

modus (plural modi)

  1. (law, obsolete) The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
  2. (law) A qualification involving the idea of variation or departure from some general rule or form, in the way of either restriction or enlargement, according to the circumstances of the case, as in the will of a donor, an agreement between parties, etc.
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  3. (law) A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi.
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    • Landor
      They, from time immemorial, had paid a modus, or composition.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

modus m

  1. (statistics) mode (value occurring most frequently in a distribution)

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< Latin modus

Noun[edit]

modus

  1. (grammar) mood

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure).[1]

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Noun[edit]

modus m (genitive modī); second declension

  1. measure
  2. bound, limit
  3. manner, method, way
    • 1272, an unknown source in The Natural History of Precious Stones and of the Precious Metals (1867), viii, page 269:
      Una Perla ad modum camahuti.
      A pearl in the manner of a cameo.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative modus modī
genitive modī modōrum
dative modō modīs
accusative modum modōs
ablative modō modīs
vocative mode modī

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “modo, mo'” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2