for good behavior

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for good behavior

: because of having not caused problems
  • Inmates may be released from prison early for good behavior.

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

behavior play
  1. : the way in which someone conducts oneself or behaves (see behave 1)

  2. : the manner of conducting (see 2conduct 4) oneself

  3. : anything that an organism does involving action and response to stimulation


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