modus (moh-d<<schwa>>s), n. [Latin “mode”] 1.Criminal procedure. The part of a charging
instrument describing the manner in which an offense was committed. 2.Roman & civil law. Mode; manner; consideration; esp., the manner in which a gift, bequest, servitude, etc. is to be employed.
3.Eccles. law. See DE MODO DECIMANDI . Cf. MODUS OPERANDI.
[Blacks Law 8th]