good behavior


noun

satisfactory, proper, or polite conduct.
conduct conformable to law; orderly conduct: The convict's sentence was reduced for good behavior.
proper fulfillment of the duties of an office, especially a public office: The incumbent could not be discharged during good behavior.

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Example sentences from the Web for good behavior

  • She would make no promises for future good-behavior, she showed no evidence of shame.

    The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery