Meaning of good behavior

good' behav'ior

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. satisfactory, proper, or polite conduct.
  2. conduct conformable to law; orderly conduct: The convict's sentence was reduced for good behavior.
  3. proper fulfillment of the duties of an office, esp. a public office: The incumbent could not be discharged during good behavior.
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