modus operandi

Definition of "modus operandi"
  1. A pattern of behavior observed in criminal activities, revealing the consistent methods used by the offender
How to use "modus operandi" in a sentence
  1. The detective identified the culprit by tracing the common modus operandi in several burglaries.
  2. The con artist's modus operandi involved posing as a charity worker to win trust.
  3. Repetitive use of a specific modus operandi can make a criminal easier to catch.

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