Definition of modus agendi in English:

modus agendi


  • The way in which a thing acts or operates.


modus agendi

/ˌməʊdəs əˈdʒɛndiː/ /ˌməʊdəs əˈdʒɛndʌɪ/


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), revolutionary politician and president of the United States of America. From classical Latin modus mode + agendī, genitive of gerund of agere to do, after e.g. classical Latin modus vīvendī modus vivendi.