Modus Vivendi


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Modus Vivendi

 

a diplomatic term for a temporary or preliminary agreement that will be later supplanted by a more permanent or more detailed agreement. The document establishing a modus vivendi does not necessarily bear this designation but may represent a regular agreement or even a convention signed by both sides. More frequently, a modus vivendi is established through an exchange of notes.

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Con frecuencia les resulta dificil definir un modus vivendi satisfactorio para si mismos pues tienden a considerar insuficiente la situacion alcanzada.
A boutique real estate brokerage, Modus Vivendi has carved out a niche listing its own product and specializing in multimillion-dollar residences.
Armies and navies have had to fight together for centuries and had achieved a certain modus vivendi (or combatare).
Richard McBrien points out (see Page 16), if bishops place Catholic politicians in the impossible position of having to behave like spiritual leaders who possess absolute truth when they operate in an arena where compromise is the modus vivendi.
Although the Koran frequently condemns Jews, it mandates a modus vivendi with them, relegating them to an inferior but protected status.
and were arriving--maybe not as fast as some would have liked--at some kind of modus vivendi (compromise) .
Perhaps Andrea Carlino's fine study of Renaissance anatomy (that offers a parallel interpretation of how a modus vivendi was worked out in Renaissance Rome to make dissection possible and acceptable) (l) appeared too late for her to consult (certainly, his articles were available).
Can the Ulster Unionist Party find a modus vivendi with others?
Successive governments tried to persuade Protestants in receipt of state money for their elementary schools to agree on an ecumenical confession of core doctrine, or at least to establish a modus vivendi, yet, though Nonconformists were generally compliant, the Anglican establishment resisted such arguments, as the contentious debates over the Forster Act of 1870 showed.
If all concerned do not understand that you want Allende opposed as strongly as we can, result will be steady draft toward modus vivendi approach.
By contrast, toleration as a modus vivendi is merely a practice accepted by the tolerators from a self-interested point of view.
Just as Supreme Leader Khamen'i worked out a modus vivendi with former president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, he has worked out a "private formula for co-existence" with President Khatami.