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).