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deportment

[ dih-pawrt-muhnt, -pohrt- ]
/ dɪˈpɔrt mənt, -ˈpoʊrt- /
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noun

demeanor; conduct; behavior.
the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher.

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Origin of deportment

1595–1605; <French déportement, equivalent to déporte(r) (see deport) + -ment-ment

synonym study for deportment

See behavior.
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British Dictionary definitions for deportment

deportment
/ (dɪˈpɔːtmənt) /

noun

the manner in which a person behaves, esp in physical bearingmilitary deportment

Word Origin for deportment

C17: from French déportement, from Old French deporter to conduct (oneself); see deport
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