Meaning of modus vivendi

mo•dus vi•ven•di

Pronunciation: (mō'dus vi-ven'dē, -dī), [key]
— pl. mo•di vi•ven•di
  1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle.
  2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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