Thursday, November 03, 2005
mores plural noun [MOR-ayz; -eez] The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
Definitions for mores
- The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
- Moral attitudes.
- Customs; habits; ways.
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Citations for mores
Usually the laws mirror the mores of the populace in this regard, though at times they run ahead, and at times they lag behind.
In much the same bold spirit, I rapidly absorbed the other gestures, turns of phrase and exclamations popular among my peers, as well as grasping the deeper mores and etiquettes prevailing in my new surroundings.
Origin of mores
Mores comes from Latin, plural of mos, "custom." It is related to moral.