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Mores   /mˈɔrˌeɪz/  /mˈɔrˌiz/   Listen

(sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group.

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"Mores" Quotes from Famous Books

... preserved intact. When however, society grows and is perpetuated by immigration and adaptation, there ensues, as a result of miscegenation, a breaking up of the complex of the biologically inherited qualities which constitute the temperament of the race. This again initiates changes in the mores, traditions and eventually in the institutions of the community. The changes which proceed from modification in the racial temperament will, however, modify but slightly the external forms of the social traditions but they will ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 • Various

... salivam primum mihi movit vester Earles cujus characteribus, non puto quicquam exstare vel severius ubi seria tractat, vel festivius quands innoxie jocatur: ant pictorem unquam penicillo propius ad nativam speciem expressisse hominis vultus, quam ille ejus mores patria ...
— Microcosmography - or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters • John Earle

... creaste of Sir Auncell Corney, knight, which Sir Auncell Corney, as it doth appere by divers ancient evidence and other monuments of the said Sir John Newton, was at the winnynge of Acom with Kinge Richard the First, where he toke prisoner a kinge of the Mores: and farther, the said Sir John Newton, knight, hath made goode proofe for the bearinge of the same creaste, that the heires male of the said Sir Auncell Corney is extingueshed, and the heires generall do only remaine in him. In consideracion whereof wee, the said kinges and herehauldes of arms, ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 56, November 23, 1850 • Various

Words linked to "Mores" :   convention, sociology, formula, pattern, normal, rule

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