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mores

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noun plural mo·res \ˈmȯr-ˌāz also -(ˌ)ēz\

Simple Definition of mores

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

Full Definition of mores

  1. 1 :  the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group

  2. 2 :  moral attitudes

  3. 3 :  habits, manners

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



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