mores

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

mo·res

noun plural \ˈmr-ˌāz also -(ˌ)ēz\

: the customs, values, and behaviors that are accepted by a particular group, culture, etc.

Full Definition of MORES

1
:  the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group
2
:  moral attitudes
3

Examples of MORES

  1. <the mores of academic life as opposed to those of the business world>

Origin of MORES

Latin, plural of mor-, mos custom
First Known Use: circa 1899

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, subculture

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