code of behavior

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Noun1.code of behavior - a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
normal, convention, rule, pattern, formula - something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
courtly love - (Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers
knight errantry - (Middle Ages) the code of conduct observed by a knight errant who is wandering in search of deeds of chivalry
protocol - code of correct conduct; "safety protocols"; "academic protocol"
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Her successful Everest climb took place during International Women's Year, 1975, and she wrote, "Whether I wanted it to be or not, our climb became a symbol of women's social progress," especially in Japan, where the culture had traditionally held women to a strict code of behavior.
Willett said that the US is 'working diplomatically with the interested parties to encourage them to use the decision as the basis for discussion on what might constitute acceptable behavior in areas all agreed or under dispute, and to explore potentially down the line things like joint development or and code of behavior.
The Tasnim news agency reported last Thursday that all parks, coffee shops and hookah cafes will eventually be under camera surveillance to assure compliance with the Islamic code of behavior.
Penalties for violating the code of behavior include preventing a student from pursuing studies for one academic year.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China and Southeast Asian countries with conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea to work together and draw up a legally binding code of behavior for the region.
Willful and repeated violations of the school's code of behavior and public order must be followed by serious consequences, including criminal prosecutions and expulsions.
We need to establish some code of behavior for Chinese businessmen working directly on the fields.
NNA - "Achieving this victory was feasible because Lebanon embraces still people who work according to the code of behavior and ethical standards," Change and Reform bloc head Deputy General Michel Aoun said on Monday during his encounter with the delegation of the Engineers' victorious Electoral List headed by Elie Bsaibes at his residence in Rabieh.
His OT answer to humanity, in part, is that God seeks the heart of the worshiper, not the worshiper's appearance or simple compliance with a code of behavior.
Creating a code of behavior is one thing, enforcing it another.
4 : a person who follows or favors a specified teaching, practice, system, or code of behavior <optimist>
The answer is: Each of us knowingly or unknowingly acts according to a code of behavior established not by conscious thought but by cumulative actions.