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Meaning of decency

de•cen•cy

Pronunciation: (dē'sun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. the state or quality of being decent.
  2. conformity to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc.
  3. The least you can expect from them is some respect for the decencies.
    1. the recognized standards of decent or proper behavior; proprieties:The least you can expect from them is some respect for the decencies.
    2. the requirements or amenities for decent or comfortable living:to be able to afford the decencies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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