See also: sitte

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German site, from Old High German situ, from Proto-West Germanic *sidu, from Proto-Germanic *siduz.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɪtə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪtɛ/ (Austria)
  • (file)

Noun edit

Sitte f (genitive Sitte, plural Sitten)

  1. custom, tradition, common practice, rite
    Synonyms: Brauch, Gebrauch, Gewohnheit, Tradition
  2. (especially) a normative standard of society; polite and (morally) accepted behaviour; mores, decency
  3. (law enforcement, informal) Short for Sittendezernat, Sittenpolizei (vice, vice department).

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