Definition of mores in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːreɪz
, -riːz/


The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a society or community: an offence 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.
customs, conventions, ways, way of life, way of doing things, traditions, practices, custom and practice, procedures, habits, usages
formal praxis


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

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