Definition of mores
1 : the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group have tended to withdraw and develop a self-sufficient society of their own, with distinct and rigid mores — James Stirling
2 : moral attitudes the evershifting mores of the moment — Havelock Ellis
Examples of mores in a sentence
the mores of academic life as opposed to those of the business world
Origin and Etymology of mores
Latin, plural of mor-, mos custom
First Known Use: 1898
MORES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mores for English Language Learners
: the customs, values, and behaviors that are accepted by a particular group, culture, etc.
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