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Definition of Modus operandi

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method of operation, manner of action
Modus operandi Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
Way of operating
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modus operandi
n : an unvarying or habitual method of procedure [syn: routine]


modus operandi
(&?;) [l.], manner of operating...
see modus

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an unvarying or habitual method of procedure
(synonym) routine
(hypernym) procedure, process
(hyponym) rat race
Modus operandi Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the standard operating procedure.
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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Modus operandi (plural modi operandi) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "method of operation". The term is used to describe someone's habits of working, particularly in the context of business or criminal investigations. In English, it is often shortened to M.O.

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Modus operandi Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
MODUS - means way.

eccl. law. Where there is by custom a particular manner of tithing allowed, different from the general law of taking tithes in kind, as a pecuniary compensation, or the performance of labor, or when any means are adopted by which the general law of tithing is altered, and a new method of taking them is introduced, it is called a modus decimandi, or special manner of taking tithes.

MODUS OPERANDI - Way of operating. A term often used in police work, abreviated "m.o.", refering to the particular way a certain criminal performs his criminal act.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
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Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
Latin: method of operation. Used by law enforcement officials to refer to a criminal's preferred method of committing crime. - (read more on Modus operandi)
  
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