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(pronounced moray) customs, conventions, practices: The settlers brought the mores of the old country with them.
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morays – tropical eels having porelike gill openings and no pectoral fins: moray eel
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1. The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
2. Moral attitudes.
3. Manners; ways.
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.
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(Sociology) sociol the customs and conventions embodying the fundamental values of a group or society
[C20: from Latin, plural of mōs custom]
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mo•res(ˈmɔr eɪz, -iz, ˈmoʊr-)
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]
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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.
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The common ideas, conventions, or customs of a particular society or social group.
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|Noun||1.||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
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plural noun customs, ways, practices, traditions, way of life, conventions the accepted mores of British society
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mores[ˈmɔːreɪz] NPL → costumbres fpl
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pl → Sittenkodex m
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mores[ˈmɔːreɪz] npl (frm) → costumi mpl
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