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decorum

[ dih-kawr-uhm, -kohr- ]
/ dɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr- /
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noun
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
the quality or state of being decorous, or exhibiting such dignified propriety; orderliness; regularity.
Usually decorums . an observance or requirement of polite society.
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Origin of decorum

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin decōrum, noun use of neuter of decōrus decorous

synonym study for decorum

1. See etiquette.
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British Dictionary definitions for decorum

decorum
/ (dɪˈkɔːrəm) /

noun
propriety, esp in behaviour or conduct
a requirement of correct behaviour in polite society

Word Origin for decorum

C16: from Latin: propriety
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