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Definition of modus vivendi noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


modus vivendi

NAmE//ˌmoʊdəs vɪˈvɛndi//
, NAmE//ˌmoʊdəs vɪˈvɛndaɪ//
[singular] (from Latin) (formal)
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an arrangement that is made between people, institutions, or countries that have very different opinions or ideas, so that they can live or work together without arguing The two states reached a kind of modus vivendi.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: modus vivendi