Definition of deportment in English:

deportment

Syllabification: de·port·ment
Pronunciation: /diˈpôrtmənt
 
/

noun

  • chiefly North American A person’s behavior or manners: there are team rules governing deportment on and off the field
    More example sentences
    • Since antiquity, rules for deportment have guided the behaviour of the more privileged classes and those who served them.
    • Employees in foreign banks are not very different except in their manner of deportment and remuneration.
    • It conjures up images of upper class society, a world of fancy dress balls and rules for deportment that are anathema to my very soul.
    Synonyms

Origin

early 17th century: from French déportement, from the verb déporter (see deport).

More definitions of deportment

Definition of deportment in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space