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mores (môr´āz), concept developed by William Graham Sumner to designate those folkways that if violated, result in extreme punishment. The term comes from the Latin mos (customs), and although mores are fewer in number than folkways, they are more coercive. Negative mores are taboos, usually supported by religious or philosophical sanctions. Whereas folkways guide human conduct in the more mundane areas of life, mores tend to control those aspects connected with sex, the family, or religion.

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mores Mores refer to moral rules or ways of behaving that most members of a society believe are essential for maintaining standards of decency. Mores are vigorously enforced and transgressions punished by either group disapproval and sanction or, where mores become laws, by legal action. See also FOLKWAYS.

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mo·res / ˈmôrˌāz/ • pl. n. the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community: an offense against social mores.

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mores see MORAL.

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