Legal Definition and Related Resources of Behavior

Meaning of Behavior

Manner of conducting one”s self; manners; carriage of one”s self with respect to propriety and morals.

Behavior Alternative Definition

Manner of having, holding, or keeping one”s self; carriage of one”s self, with respect to propriety, morals, and the requirements of law. Surety to be of good behavior is a larger requrement than surety to keep the peace. Dalton, c. 122; 4 Burns, Just. 355; 240 111. 564. A “breach of good behavior,” for which an official can be removed, is not confined to misbehavior in office. 2 Mart. (La.; N. S.) 700.

Synonyms of Behavior


  • actions
  • air
  • bearing
  • beliefs
  • carriage
  • character
  • comportment
  • conduct
  • consuetude
  • course
  • course of conduct
  • course of life
  • decorum
  • demeanor
  • deportment
  • habits
  • habituation
  • habitude
  • inveteracy
  • line of conduct
  • manner
  • manner of life
  • manners
  • matter of course
  • mien
  • mode of action
  • mores
  • personal bearing
  • presence
  • propriety
  • ritual
  • ritualism
  • routine
  • way of acting
  • way of life
  • Associated Concepts: bad behavior
  • contemptuous behavior
  • good behavior
  • indecent behavior foreign phrases: Advitam aut culpam
  • For life
  • or until guilty of misbehavior
  • De bono gestu
  • For or during good behavior

Related Entries of Behavior in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Behavior in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Mentioned in these terms

Action, Condonation, Conduct, Constructive, Eavesdropping, Ethics, Improper, Indecency, Mental Disease, Mental Retardation, Misconduct, Night Walkers, Preventive Justice, Probation, Psychopath, Recognisance, Speech, Strict Liability.


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