The term modus vivendi ( Latin : "way of living (with something), way of life") is not used uniformly. In general, the term means a (tolerable) agreement, an understanding and the like.
In terms of international law , the term describes the temporary understanding between subjects of international law that is later to be replaced by a final agreement; hence the provisional settlement of a dispute , i.e. an arrangement that is tolerable for both or all sides.
Educational language: jointly supported agreement that is not based on a defined legal basis and enables an acceptable coexistence and / or cooperation.