Mores meaning

môrāz, -ēz
Manners; ways.
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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.

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The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
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Moral attitudes.
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Ways of thinking and behaving shared generally by a society or group.
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A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.
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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