Definition of mores in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmôrāz/

plural noun

The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community: an offense against social mores
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  • They adopt the mores and conventions of the society into which they are assimilating.
  • The criminal sanction operates then as a form of social control both punishing the offender and reasserting the mores of that society.
  • The readers' actions would be governed by the social mores through which they are conditioned.
customs, conventions, ways, way of life, traditions, practices, habits;
Anthropology  lifeways
formal praxis


Late 19th century: from Latin, plural of mos, mor- 'custom'.

Words that rhyme with mores

conquistadores, señores

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Syllabification: mo·res

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