Decorum


Decorum
Decorum De*cor"um, n. [L. dec[=o]rum, fr. dec[=o]rus. See {Decorous}.] Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seemliness; that which is seemly or suitable. [1913 Webster]

Negligent of the duties and decorums of his station. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

If your master Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him, That majesty, to keep decorum, must No less beg than a kingdom. --Shak.

Syn: {Decorum}, {Dignity}.

Usage: Decorum, in accordance with its etymology, is that which is becoming in outward act or appearance; as, the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal appearance. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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