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modus vivendi (n.)

"mode of living," especially a working agreement between contending parties, 1844, Latin, literally "way of living or getting along" (see modus).

Modus vivendi is any temporary compromise that enables parties to carry on pending settlement of a dispute that would otherwise paralyse their activities. [Fowler]

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Definitions of modus vivendi

modus vivendi (n.)
a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement;
modus vivendi (n.)
a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes;
Synonyms: life style / life-style / lifestyle
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