Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Modus Vivendi (A).

 Mo’dus Operandi (Latin).Mofus’sil (East Indies). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Modus Vivendi (A).
A mutual arrangement whereby persons not at the time being on friendly terms can be induced to live together in harmony. This may apply to individuals, to societies, or to peoples (as the South Africans and the Boers).   1

 Mo’dus Operandi (Latin).Mofus’sil (East Indies). 

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