decencies


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de·cen·cy

 (dē′sən-sē)
n. pl. de·cen·cies
1. The state or quality of being decent; propriety.
2. Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty.
3. decencies
a. Social or moral proprieties.
b. Surroundings or services deemed necessary for an acceptable standard of living.

decencies

(ˈdiːsənsɪz)
pl n
1. the decencies those things that are considered necessary for a decent life
2. standards of behaviour considered correct by polite society; proprieties
References in classic literature ?
To live no longer with the decencies even of a private gentleman!
A recent trip to the employee kitchen piqued my curiosity about workplace decencies. A note on the refrigerator read, "Whoever ate my lunch, please refrain from doing so in the future." Hmmm.
Steve has written a short but first-rate volume, The Managers' Book of Decencies; he develops and illustrates the argument that small decencies build the corporate culture.