What is decorum?

  • (noun): Propriety in manners and conduct.
    Synonyms: decorousness


Decorum (from the Latin: "right, proper") was a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory that was about the fitness or otherwise of a style to a theatrical subject. The concept of decorum is also applied to prescribed limits of appropriate social behavior within set situations.

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Some articles on decorum:

Holiness Baptist Association - Holiness Baptists in Georgia
... was organized upon the same articles of faith and rules of decorum as the Little River Association ... In 1905, the association adopted new articles of faith and decorum, bringing their statements in line with their holiness beliefs ... More changes were made to the articles and decorum in 1916 ...
Social Decorum
... Social decorum sets down appropriate social behavior and propriety, and is thus linked to notions of etiquette and manners ... The precepts of social decorum as we understand them, of the preservation of external decency, were consciously set by Lord Chesterfield, who was ... persons, place nor time in you?" The place of decorum in the courtroom, of the type of argument that is within bounds, remains pertinent the decorum of argument was a constant ...
In Dulce Decorum
... "In Dulce Decorum" was a single released by The Damned in 1987 ... inspired by Wilfred Owen's poem Dulce et Decorum Est, and began with an excerpt from a speech by Winston Churchill ...
Alone Again Or - Single By The Damned
... Alone Again Or" Single by The Damned from the album Anything B-side "In Dulce Decorum (Live)" Released 6 April 1987 Format CD, 7", 12" Recorded Denmark Hammersmith 1986 Genre Psychedelic rock ... The UK B-side "In Dulce Decorum" was recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon on 12 November 1986 ... This release added the studio version of "In Dulce Decorum" in place of the live version on the UK release ...
In Dulce Decorum - Track Listing
... In Dulce Decorum" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 447 "Psychomania" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 403 Bonus Tracks on 12" single - "In Dulce Decorum (Ex ...

Famous quotes containing the word decorum:

    Let them cant about decorum Who have characters to lose!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    Writing, when properly managed ... is but a different name for conversation: As no one ... would venture to talk all;Mso no author, who understands the just boundaries of decorum and good breeding, would presume to think all: The truest respect which you can pay to the reader’s understanding, is to ... leave him something to imagine, in his turn, as well as yourself.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)