Mores Definition

môrāz, -ēz
The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
American Heritage
Ways of thinking and behaving shared generally by a society or group.
Webster's New World
Moral attitudes.
American Heritage
Manners; ways.
American Heritage

A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.


Origin of Mores

  • Latin mōrēs pl. of mōs custom mē-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin mōrēs (“ways, character, morals”), the plural of mōs.

    From Wiktionary

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