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mo·res

 (môr′āz′, -ēz)
pl.n.
1. The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
2. Moral attitudes.
3. Manners; ways.

[Latin mōrēs, pl. of mōs, custom; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Although educated 19th-century speakers of English would pronounce mores as (môr′ēz) according to the customary pronunciation of Latin in English-speaking countries at that time, 75 percent of the Usage Panel in 2005 found this same pronunciation unacceptable (although 5 percent actually preferred it). Nowadays, the accepted pronunciation is (môr′āz), with a long a as in days and a (z) sound at the end. It is incorrect to pronounce it as a single syllable (môrz), and the pronunciation ending with an (s) sound, which more closely resembles the way the Latin word was actually pronounced by the Romans, may sound pretentious.

mores

(ˈmɔːreɪz)
pl n
(Sociology) sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society
[C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom]

mo•res

(ˈmɔr eɪz, -iz, ˈmoʊr-)

n.pl.
folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a social group.
[1905–10; < Latin mōres, pl. of mōs usage, custom]

mores

, anomie - Mores is the Latin plural of mor/mos and means "acquired customs and manners"; social and moral conventions are mores, and the lack of these is anomie.
See also related terms for social.

mores

The common ideas, conventions, or customs of a particular society or social group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mores - (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
normal, convention, rule, pattern, formula - something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
sociology - the study and classification of human societies

mores

plural noun customs, ways, practices, traditions, way of life, conventions the accepted mores of British society

mores

noun
Socially correct behavior:
decorum, etiquette, good form, manner (used in plural), propriety (also used in plural), p's and q's.
Translations

mores

[ˈmɔːreɪz] NPLcostumbres fpl

mores

plSittenkodex m

mores

[ˈmɔːreɪz] npl (frm) → costumi mpl
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