Modus Operandi Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Modus Operandi, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Modus Operandi?

(n) Modus Operandi is the pattern in which an action or operation is executed by a person or entity as a matter of habits, traits or procedures. Modus operandi of crime or activity helps to identify the culprit or the person behind such crime or activity as most of the individuals have their own way of doing things. The Latin Word (mode-us ah-purr-and-ee or ah-purr-and-eye) means way of operating.