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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They are aware of the threat that excessive political power poses to secure property rights, but see Putin and the oligarchs as having reached a modus vivendi in which the oligarchs have felt secure enough in the last few years to restructure production units, modernise, invest, and behave like entrepreneurs.
So for a brief period there was a sort of modus vivendi between the Shiites and the Salafi groups.
To accomplish this, Takeyh said, Iran must not only engage its immediate neighbours, but also reach "a modus vivendi with the United States".
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?
Gallucci argues that engagement provides a potential avenue to "paving the way" to a modus vivendi on the peninsula.
Bishara added: "A sort of modus vivendi with Iraq was established which we didn't like.