modus operandi

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modus operandi /ˌmoʊdəsˌɑːpəˈrændi/ noun
modus operandi
/ˌmoʊdəsˌɑːpəˈrændi/
noun
Learner's definition of MODUS OPERANDI
[singular] formal
: a usual way of doing something
especially : the usual way that a particular criminal performs a crime
Modus operandi is a Latin phrase that means “method of operation” in English.
called also MO
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