Definition of Modus
1. n. The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
Definition of Modus
1. a mode [n -DI] - See also: mode
Medical Definition of Modus
1. Origin: L. See Mode. 1. The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance. 2. 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. 3. A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi. "They, from time immemorial, had paid a modus, or composition." (Landor) Modus operandi [L], manner of operating. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Modus
Literary usage of Modus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1800)
"modus too nr:k, too high, or too near the value of the tithe not allowed ... modus that the occupiers of lands and tenements within certain villages, ..."
2. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond, Thomas Day (1826)
"General observations—distinction as to rankness between a modus for tithe of ... 7- General observations—upon the rankness of a modus, the quantum of the ..."
3. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (1824)
"Whitehall moved for a prohibition, and suggested a modus, but set forth no day of payment. For want of which the court was of opinion it was naught. ..."
4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"(s) Indeed, properly speaking, the doctrine of rankness in a modus is a mere rule of evidence, drawn from the improbability of the fact, and not a rule of ..."
5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, John Williams, Richard Burn (1791)
"The modus muft not be too large, which is called a rank modus: as if the real value of the tithes be 6o/. per annum, and a modus is ..."
6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"3dly, the modus is bad, inasmuch ae there is no time certain mentioned when ... 656, where the modus set up was bad on the face of it, the court refused a ..."
7. Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History by William STUBBS (1895)
"... by the present Deputy Keeper of the Records, Sir Thomas Duffus Hardy, and with his permission. Hie describitur modus, quomodo parliamentum régis AnL et ..."
8. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"From a stem modes- * (extended from modus), with Aryan suffix -ta ; the same stem, ... Lat. modulus, a standard ; dimin. of modus, a measure. See Mode. ..."