Modo Et Forma Law and Legal Definition
Modo et forma is a Latin term which means ‘in manner and form’. It is used in tendering an issue in a civil case. A party denying the allegations of other party denies the same in general effect, and in exact manner and form in which it is made. The legal effect is to put in issue all material circumstances.
In general verdicts, modo et forma being merely technical words, may be supplied, for the inquiry of the jury, being properly confined to the facts comprised in the issues. It must be intended that whatever facts may be found are according to the allegations made, unless a contrary intention can be inferred from the verdict. [State v. Robinson, 31 S.C. 453, 456 (S.C. 1889)].