good behavior

noun

: proper or correct conduct or deportment
his sentence was reduced for good behaviorNew York Times
shall hold their offices during good behaviorU.S. Constitution
Phrases
on one's good behavior or upon one's good behavior
1
: in a state of trial with the final disposition dependent upon proper conduct
2
: well-behaved

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“Good behavior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20behavior. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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