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
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)