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basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
See also: basic, decency

common decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the common decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is just common decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
See also: common, decency
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We recognize that maiming and other forms of torture violate humane standards of decency in criminal justice and for this reason, unlike some other countries, we do not permit even heinous crimes to be so punished.
Nevertheless, he is not asking Congress to delete the decency provision in the NEA statute, notwithstanding the fact that it has been declared unconstitutional by the District Court.
Decency isn't enough to be a successful leader and unless Corbyn starts commanding Labour if he manages to survive it will be at the expense of electoral success.
Cooke was wrestled to the ground after shedding his clothes for the stunt and was subsequently charged with an act of outraging public decency, which he pleaded guilty to at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday.
Heated discussions do take place, but there is decency and dignity in it.
The pair were later charged with outraging public decency by having sex in a public place.
He has since been charged with outraging public decency and is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' on December 8.
The Decency Rule was launched in September 2001 and "expresses society's conscious need to stand against indecency, and to preserve public civility, and to clarify the proper concept of personal freedom of safeguarding other's rights".
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police arrested a 17-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man on suspicion of committing an act of outraging public decency after an incident in Mile End Road.
If the authorities chose not to prevent Perrie working near children, he should have had the decency to make that decision himself.
The important difference being that Ron Davies had the decency to resign immediately while Coun Shaw clings on in the hope constituents of Castleland ward will forget his appalling act of cruelty come the council elections next May.
Introducing the reader to the nuances and significance of direct infringement and an accurate depiction of copyright infringement with the innovation of modern technology and the practice in whole, The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook For Librarians And Educators explores the decency of copyright workers in a scholarly and acute manner.
A grandmother accused of urinating on a family grave in broad daylight had a charge of outraging public decency against her dropped and replaced with a lesser public order offence yesterday.
Andrew Doughty enlightens the reader on the every given shop, hotel, beach and cafe that only a Hawaii native might recognize for the exceptional decency or beauty of.
They, however, are not alone, and we Catholics are aware that there are traitors within our own ranks who covertly hold many of the heretical views liberal Protestants have the decency to hold openly.