from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
- n. A qualification involving the idea of variation or departure from some general rule or form, in the way of either restriction or enlargement, according to the circumstances of the case, as in the will of a donor, an agreement between parties, and the like.
- n. A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Manner; mode: same as mode.
- n. In Roman and civil law, and early English law, the manner or qualifying terms of a gift or disposition of property.
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