good behavior

noun

Definition of good behavior

: proper or correct conduct or deportment his sentence was reduced for good behaviorNew York Times shall hold their offices during good behaviorU.S. Constitution
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 28 Nov. 2021.

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