mores
[ mawr-eyz ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 19th century; Latin from Latin, plural of mos, mor- ‘custom’
Synonyms
  • codes
  • etiquette
  • formalities
  • customs
Antonyms
  • bad manners
Definition
folkways of central importance accepted without question and embodying the fundamental moral views of a group
Example
The mores of the community dictated that all members be treated with respect and dignity.
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