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MODUS, civil law. Manlier; means; way.

MODUS, 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. 2 Bl. Com. 29.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rehman Malik said Indian Prime Mnister Modi was involved in bloodshed of innocent Muslims of Gujrat (India) and Kashmir, adding the mothers of martyrs of said areas are demanding justice from world powers for Modi's atrocity.
I urge you all to share your questions on the Narendra Modi Mobile App.
World had expected a sea change in Indian policy on corruption because the incumbent BJP dispensation won the national poll last year mainly on anti-corruption and black money issues but now the Modi government seems to have some other ideas to save both Sushma and L.
However, there is a question: If Modi becomes the symbol of economic development and stability, how will he use this credit in the long term?
Modi is scheduled to address Australia's parliament on Tuesday, Nov.
Modi was born Sep 17, 1950 into a lower middle class family in the small Gujarat town of Vadnagar, the third of six children.
President Barack Obama is inviting Modi to visit the United States, offering a fresh start to a relationship bruised by a decision years ago not to let Modi into the U.S.
After quelling the subsequent riots, Modi was accused of being the precipitator of a violent campaign to seek retribution against Muslims.
The middle classes therefore hate Congress as well as corruption and the chaos of urban and semi-urban India, and they seek redemption in Modi.
"The way the chief minister has commented on Narendra Modi in the JD-U meet is not correct.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], July 06 (ANI): Rahul Gandhi was on Saturday granted bail by a Patna court in connection with a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi over his 'all thieves have Modi surname' remark.