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Friday, July 16



Part of speech: noun (plural)

Origin: Latin, late 19th century


The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community.

Examples of Mores in a sentence

"Technology has helped rapidly change mores across the world."

"One of the mores of the Girl Scouts is service to others."

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About Mores

This comes from Latin and is the plural form of “mos,” meaning “custom.”

Did you Know?

One of the first identified sociologists from the United States, William Graham Sumner, is credited with introducing the word “mores” into modern sociology.

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