from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
- n.pl. Moral attitudes.
- n.pl. Manners; ways.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices. Mores derive from the established practices of a society rather than its written laws.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Customs; habits; esp., moral customs conformity to which is more or less obligatory; customary law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
Latin mōrēs, pl. of mōs, custom; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin mōrēs ("ways, character, morals"), the plural of mōs. (Wiktionary)