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Word of the Day
Saturday, February 22, 2003

Definitions for mores

  1. The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
  2. Moral attitudes.
  3. 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. Daniel C. Maguire, The Atlantic
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. Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Origin of mores
Mores comes from Latin, plural of mos, "custom." It is related to moral.