modus vivendi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin modus vīvendī, from modus (way, manner) + genitive gerund form of vīvere (to live).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌməʊdəs vɪˈvɛndiː/
  • enPR: mōʹdus vivĕnʹdi

Noun[edit]

modus vivendi

  1. A way of living, especially a working arrangement to allow for peaceful coexistence between two parties in spite of differences or unresolved disputes. [from 19th c.]
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 5:
      The alien beings desire to know mankind more fully, and to have a few of mankind’s philosophic and scientific leaders know more about them. With such an exchange of knowledge all perils will pass, and a satisfactory modus vivendi be established.
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 53:
      The Persians were reviewing the legal systems of the subject peoples to make sure that they were compatible with imperial security, and Ezra had probably worked out a satisfactory modus vivendi between Mosaic and Persian jurisprudence.

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin modus vīvendī (literally manner of living).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.ðus βiˈβen.di/

Noun[edit]

modus vivendi m (plural modus vivendi)

  1. modus vivendi

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