modus vivendi

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Caricature "Modus vivendi" from the Kladderadatsch , 1878, to Leo XIII. and Bismarck .
The caption reads:
Pontifex. Well please don't be embarrassed!
Chancellor. Please also!

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.

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