[ mawr-eyz, -eez, mohr- ]
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plural nounSociology.
  1. folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group.

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Origin of mores

1905–10; <Latin mōres, plural of mōs usage, custom

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British Dictionary definitions for mores


/ (ˈmɔːreɪz) /

pl n
  1. sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society

Origin of mores

C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom

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Cultural definitions for mores


[ (mawr-ayz, mawr-eez) ]

The customs and manners of a social group or culture. Mores often serve as moral guidelines for acceptable behavior but are not necessarily religious or ethical.

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