Definition of deportment in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈpôrtmənt/


chiefly North American A person’s behavior or manners: there are team rules governing deportment on and off the field
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  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: de·port·ment

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