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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Negligent  of  the  duties  and  decorums  of  his  station. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decorum 
  n  :  propriety  in  manners  and  conduct  [syn:  {decorousness}]  [ant: 
  {indecorum},  {indecorum}] 




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