De*cor"um(?), n. [L. decrum, fr. decrus. 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 masterShak.
Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him,
That majesty, to keep decorum, must
No less beg than a kingdom.
Syn. -- Decorum, Dignity. 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.
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