Pronunciation: (mō'dus vi-ven'dē, -dī), [key]
—pl. mo•di vi•ven•diPronunciation: (mō'dē vi-ven'dē, mō'dī vi-ven'dī). [key]
1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle.
2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate.
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