(?), n.;
pl. Decencies (#).
[L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. dcence. See Decent.] 1. The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty.
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Observances of time, place, and of decency in general.
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Immodest words admit of no defense,
For want of decency is want of sense.
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2. That which is proper or becoming.
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The external decencies of worship.
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Those thousand decencies, that daily flow
From all her words and actions.
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