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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Modus  \Mo"dus\,  n.;  pl  {Modi}.  [L.  See  {Mode}.]  (Old  Law) 
  1.  The  arrangement  of  or  mode  of  expressing,  the  terms  of  a 
  contract  or  conveyance. 
  2.  (Law)  A  qualification  involving  the  idea  of  variation  or 
  departure  from  some  general  rule  or  form  in  the  way  of 
  either  restriction  or  enlargement,  according  to  the 
  circumstances  of  the  case,  as  in  the  will  of  a  donor,  an 
  agreement  between  parties,  and  the  like  --Bracton. 
  3.  (Law)  A  fixed  compensation  or  equivalent  given  instead  of 
  payment  of  tithes  in  kind  expressed  in  full  by  the  phrase 
  modus  decimandi  --Blackstone. 
  They  from  time  immemorial,  had  paid  a  modus,  or 
  composition.  --Landor. 
  {Modus  operandi}[L.],  manner  of  operating. 

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