||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.
They, from time immemorial, had paid a modus,
or composition. Landor.
||Modus operandi (?) [L.], manner of