Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A manner of living; a way of life.
  • n. A temporary agreement between contending parties pending a final settlement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mode, or manner, of living; hence, a temporary arrangement of affairs until disputed matters can be settled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
  • n. a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes

Etymologies

New Latin modus vīvendī : Latin modus, mode, Latin vīvendī, genitive sing. gerund of vīvere, to live.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin modus vīvendī, from modus ("way, manner") + genitive gerund form of vīvere ("to live"). (Wiktionary)

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