Good behaviour


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GOOD BEHAVIOUR. Conduct authorized by law. Surety of good behaviour may be demanded from any person who is justly suspected, upon sufficient grounds, of intending to commit a crime or misdemeanor. Surety. for good behaviour is somewhat similar to surety of the peace, but the recognizance is more easily forfeited, and it ought to be demanded with greater caution. 1 Binn. 98, n.; 2 Yeates, 437; 14 Vin. Ab. 21; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. As to what is a breach of good behaviour, see 2 Mart. N. S. 683; Hawk. b. 1, c. 61, s. 6 Chit. Pr. 676. Vide @Surdy of the peace.

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Would he thank you, either on his own account or Miss Thorpe's, for supposing that her affection, or at least her good behaviour, is only to be secured by her seeing nothing of Captain Tilney?
It costs no more than any other plan of arrangement, but it speaks an amount of consideration for those who are reduced to seek a shelter there, which puts them at once upon their gratitude and good behaviour.
On the arrival of a new-comer, he is put into the fourth or lowest class, and left, by good behaviour, to work his way up into the first.
My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time.
By virtue of this sentence he was, in the month of December, cast into Newgate for five years and ten months, and required besides to pay a large fine, and to furnish heavy securities for his future good behaviour.
And whatever defects her body may have, pleasant ways and good behaviour will go far to remedy them.
Norris had been talking to her the whole way from Northampton of her wonderful good fortune, and the extraordinary degree of gratitude and good behaviour which it ought to produce, and her consciousness of misery was therefore increased by the idea of its being a wicked thing for her not to be happy.
But that which was worth all the rest, she bred them up very religiously, being herself a very sober, pious woman, very house- wifely and clean, and very mannerly, and with good behaviour.
During an appearance at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Weldon, 47, was given a chance to avoid further trouble with the law with a deferral for good behaviour.
Security staff will be looking out for good behaviour that they can reward with a "high five" or a sticker.
Michelle, 34, says the part of hard-drinking, drug-abusing crook Letty Raines in Good Behaviour came at just the right time to provide an escape from her heartache.
The Irish Sunday Mirror has learned juvenile prisoners at Dublin's Wheatfield Prison can earn credit for good behaviour which they can then exchange for perks.