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the open space in the centre of a law court.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"I was very well-behaved at school, because I worried about giving my parents any trouble more than anything else," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
Worthy of, say, 100 hours of unpaid work, knowing that well-behaved people will be forced to do 30 hours.
While you can teach most dogs to perform some behaviors quickly, and it takes a certain amount of time to produce a reasonably well-behaved dog--and a serious commitment of time to develop a reliably well-behaved dog.
Roumieh Penitentiary, which has been suffering from over-population, may have hope in the horizon, as the Judge said that reform was underway, specifically targeting the lowering of sentences for well-behaved prisoners, and scrutinizing prisoners' files so that no prisoner exceeds his term.
She is very well-behaved, housetrained and walks well on leash.
She believes a well-behaved dog can put visitors at ease.
Dear Editor, I find it irritating that teachers tell us how our children should behave, demanding attendance and ensuring they are well-behaved, only to go on strike, forcing schools to close to the detriment of our children's education.
And the urge to muse, rather than strictly analyze, is evident in Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History, a quirky meditation on women's lives and the ways they are portrayed or, more often, forgotten by the retellers of history.