Definition of Decencies

1. Noun. (plural of decency) ¹



2. Noun. The requirements for comfortable living. ¹

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Definition of Decencies

1. decency [n] - See also: decency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decencies

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decencies (current term)
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Literary usage of Decencies

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1. The Principles of Political Economy Applied to the Condition, the Resources by Francis Bowen (1859)
"We must begin, however, by stating, as precisely as we can, what we mean by the words Necessaries, decencies, and Luxuries ; terms which have been used ever ..."

2. A Concordance to the Works of Alexander Popeby Edwin Abbott by Edwin Abbott (1875)
"... at the great man's board EC 4*6 С. to dwell in decencies fur ever ME ii. 164 This drives them c. to a certain coast EM ii. it>8 As much that end a c. ..."

3. The Jews and the English Law by Henry Straus Quixano Henriques (1908)
"For later cases tend to show that, assuming that the decencies of controversy are observed, the fundamental doctrines of any religion, not excluding that of ..."

4. Curran and his contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"... we have laid those taxes so as almost to preclude the attainment of those comforts and decencies of life, without which you can scarcely exist: but we ..."

5. Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq. by Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Maria Edgeworth (1820)
"common comforts and decencies of life. Others shunned these extremes; but without keeping the safe middle course, they struck out a new half-way mode of ..."

6. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"... and would have been very punctual in all formalities and decencies, which had any relation to his master's honour, or the honour of the nation. ..."

7. The Journal of Jurisprudence by Law Library Microform Consortium (1860)
"... as it would then become the duty of all who value the dignity of manhood more highly than the external decencies of religion, to abstain from entering ..."

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