noun, plural mo·di vi·ven·di [moh-dee vi-ven-dee, moh-dahy vi-ven-dahy]. /ˈmoʊ di vɪˈvɛn di, ˈmoʊ daɪ vɪˈvɛn daɪ/.
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That seems to be the modus operandi as The League moves closer to the seven-year itch.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante|Emily Shire|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each new creative wave that comes along seems to have to challenge the previous modus operandi.
Rubin echoed this message today, explicitly endorsing it as a modus operandi for the Egyptian military.
As always with CBS, if it's not broken, don't fix it seems to be their modus operandi.
In fact, my whole modus vivendi is dictated by the needs of writing.Literary City: Boris Akunin, a Dissident in Moscow|Henry Krempels|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once satisfied that it was just and honourable, and it was comparatively child's work to arrange the modus operandi.
By means of an accepted code of rules a kind of modus vivendi in this respect is obtained.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
He had a modus operandi of making the conditional mood mean the imperative.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
They might, too, have told us to advantage something about the modus operandi of "walking a plank."
The Major chuckled, and admitted this might be so; his old governor used to say, "Est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines."Somehow Good|William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for modus vivendi
noun plural modi vivendi (ˈməʊdiː vɪˈvɛndiː, ˈməʊdaɪ vɪˈvɛndaɪ)
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Cultural definitions for modus vivendi
A compromise between adversaries that allows them to get along temporarily: “During the separation, my parents adopted a modus vivendi that enabled them to tolerate each other.” From Latin, meaning a “method of living.”