Definition of mores in English:


Syllabification: mo·res
Pronunciation: /ˈmôrāz


The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community: an offense against social mores
More example sentences
  • 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.
Anthropology lifeways
formal praxis


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

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