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decorum

noun act demanded by social custom, amenability, amenableness, amenities, appropriate behavvor, appropriateness, best behavior, best of taste, civility, civilized behavior, code of what is fitting, conduct, conformity, consideration, convenance, convention, conventionality, conventions, conventions of society, correctness, courtesy, cultivated taste, custom, decencies, decorousness, decorum, delicacy, demeanor, diccates of society, dignity, discrimination, etiquette, fastidiousness, fittingness, form, formalities, formality, gentlemanliness, good form, good manners, good taste, goodness, grace, mannerliness, manners, modesty, mores, natural courtesy, nice appreciation, nicety, point of etiquette, poise, polish, polished manners, politeness, prescribed code of conduct, proper thing to do, properness, propriety, protocol, punctilio, punctiliousness, refined manners, refined taste, refinement, requirement of polite society, respect, respectability, respectful deporttent, right note, right thing to do, rules of conduct, seemliness, social code, social conduct, social graces, social procedures, social usage, standard, suitability, tact, tastefulness, that which is proper
See also: behavior, deportment, formality, manner, presence, propriety, protocol

DECORUM. Proper behaviour; good order.
     2. Decorum is requisite in public places, in order to permit all persons to enjoy their rights; for example, decorum is indispensable in church, to enable those assembled, to worship. If, therefore, a person were to disturb the congregation, it would be lawful to put him out. The same might be done in case of a funeral. 1 Mod. 168; 1 Lev. 196 2 Kebl. 124. But a request to desist should be first made, unless, indeed," when the necessity of the case would render such precaution impossible. In using force to restore order and decorum, care must be taken to use no more than is necessary; for any excess will render the party using it guilty of an assault and battery. Vide Battery.

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Speaking of decorum and its crucial role in rhetorical theory and practice, Lanham writes: "no idea was more carefully worked out in rhetorical theory nor more universally acclaimed; everyone writing about rhetoric touches on it in one way or another" (Lanham 44).
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The Orange County Standards of Professionalism, Professional Courtesy, and Courtroom Decorum are available on the Orange County Bar's Web site at orangecountybar.
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But she demonstrates that there is more to military decorum than simple meaningless convention.
Decorum of clothing was a gendered construct that played out on the bodies of its wearers.
Hence "decency," the Elizabethan English term for the Greek prepon, or Latin decorum, takes its stand against the onslaughts of its own warring twin, the form-shattering zelos or "zeal.
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efforts to bring some degree of ethical decorum and market containment to the international trade in small arms.
In those days, this was a far cry from concert decorum, especially at one's New York City debut.
Shaw emphasizes how Walker's transgression of the boundaries of artistic decorum forces the viewer to look inwardly and externally at closely held beliefs of race, sex and class.
A university professor who resigned her post because she could not in good conscience conform to the rigid Islamic rules of dress, decorum, and curriculum, Nafisi convened a private class of seven of her most promising students, all women.