Good Behavior

Good Behavior

Orderly and lawful action; conduct that is deemed proper for a peaceful and law-abiding individual.

The definition of good behavior depends upon how the phrase is used. For example, what constitutes good behavior for an elected public officer may be quite different from that expected of a prisoner who wants to have his or her sentence reduced or to earn privileges.

The Constitution of the United States provides that federal judges shall hold their offices during good behavior, which means that they cannot be discharged but can be impeached for misconduct.

See: courtesy, merit, propriety, protocol, right
References in classic literature ?
On promise of good behavior Jinjur was likewise released.
One discovered that money couldn't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses, another that, though she was poor, she was a great deal happier, with her youth, health, and good spirits, than a certain fretful, feeble old lady who couldn't enjoy her comforts, a third that, disagreeable as it was to help get dinner, it was harder still to go begging for it and the fourth, that even carnelian rings were not so valuable as good behavior.
In the monarchy of Great Britain, it furnishes a substitute for the prohibited responsibility of the chief magistrate, which serves in some degree as a hostage to the national justice for his good behavior.
Boys who love and take good care of their parents when they are old and sick, deserve praise even though they may not be held up as models of obedience and good behavior.
As you may imagine, ten young girls, full of spirits and fun, found these rules hard to keep, and made up for good behavior in public by all sorts of frolics in private.
If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.
The tenure by which the judges are to hold their places, is, as it unquestionably ought to be, that of good behavior.
Keywords: prevention, classroom management, behavior, Good Behavior Game
slow to improve math instruction, testing the Good Behavior Game and an interview with Bonny Cain of the State Board for Educator Certification.
The media spokesman of Taif Health Department, Siraj Al-Hemaidan said that the KASH's department of religious education invites non-Muslims to Islam by dealing with them via good behavior and gifts.
We put in a call to the parole board and learned Qedan applied for the early release program and qualified because of good behavior.
We do have good behavior credits now, and it is considered on a case by case basis and you take everything into account," Whitman said.