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modus vivendi

noun [S] uk   /ˌməʊ.dəs.vɪˈven.diː/ us    /ˌmoʊ.dəs.viːˈven.di/ formal
an arrangement allowing people or groups of people who have different opinions or beliefs to work or live together: Our two countries must put aside the memory of war and seek a modus vivendi.
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