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mo·res

(mo'rāz), This word is grammatically plural.
A concept used in the behavioral and social sciences to refer to centrally important and accepted folkways, and cultural norms that embody the fundamental moral views of a group.
[L. pl. of mos, custom]

mores

(mō′rāz) [L.]
Habits and customs of society; usually those that come to be regarded as being essential to the survival and well-being of the society.
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Especially where cell phones are concerned, it is swimming stubbornly against the tide of social mores.
Not reflecting on gendered art history or ageist social mores, the unabashedly solipsistic images are visual speculations in which the artist fancies time's passage as yet another accessory.
4) A second was the rising pressure of greater permissiveness and the loosening of social mores, itself associated with the growth of a youth-based consumer culture of pleasure and entertainment.
The board of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on May 7 officially came out against the proposed federal constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, stating that "the Constitution should not be used to regulate social mores.
Let's face it, the emotions, most of the attitudes and the social mores are as relevant today as in the Paris of the 1850s.
Playboy is one of the most important magazines in the world, in terms of the impact it's had not only on social mores but as a champion of individual rights," boasted Hefner in 1974.
He also talked to a woman who had a daughter to one of the many Americans stationed in the city at the time, and touched briefly on the social mores of the time.
He is Canadian, but like most of us, he has ties elsewhere, with a different culture and social mores.
Les Biches is a playful look at social mores, etiquette, stereotypes, and unspoken relationships of the 1920s.
Howell, however, perceives something much less straightforward going on and has undertaken to make sense of the tangled strands of legal customs, property transfers, and social mores involved.
Camp professionals intuitively recognize that cliques are not the ideal way to form friendships and teach social mores.
Many of these people are likely to be your neighbors," influencing social mores and community policies.