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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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.
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.
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.
For the sake of guests, and these were distinguished, Willoughby was ready with a bow of his head to vouch for the good behaviour even of the waves.
For the little old man is going home to the Workhouse; and on his good behaviour they do not let him out often (though methinks they might, considering the few years he has before him to go out in, under the sun); and on his bad behaviour they shut him up closer than ever in a grove of two score and nineteen more old men, every one of whom smells of all the others.
And whatever defects her body may have, pleasant ways and good behaviour will go far to remedy them.
The amnesty covered prisoners who had shown good behaviour while behind the bars.
SALENDINE Nook High School students were recognised for their good behaviour.
Gonzalez was initially sentenced to 19 years in prison, with the sentence reduced by 18 months for good behaviour.
All letters come with an activity booklet, a photograph of Santa's reindeer and a certificate of the child's good behaviour.
Putting the woman on a six-month good behaviour bond, the magistrate said that he would not record a conviction against Bernobich, and the police facts tendered to the court stated that she is regretful of her words and actions and appeared distressed by the incident's public interest.
A murderer who has spent 16 years in a Dubai jail for a Christmas Day killing is to be freed for good behaviour.