- Mores is defined as the unspoken but understood norms of a community or society.
An example of mores is the morally strict behavior that is required in the south versus in another part of the US.
Origin: L, plural of mos, custom: see mood
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- The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
- Moral attitudes.
- Manners; ways.
Origin: Latin mōrēs, pl. of mōs, custom; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
mores - Cultural Definition
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.