Definition of good behavior
: proper or correct conduct or deportment his sentence was reduced for good behavior — New York Times shall hold their offices during good behavior — U.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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