Etymology
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decency (n.)

1560s, "appropriateness, state or quality of being fit or suitable," from Latin decentia "comeliness, decency," from decentem "becoming, fitting," present participle of decere "to be fitting or suitable," from PIE *deke-, from root *dek- "to take, accept." Meaning "modesty, freedom from ribaldry or obscenity" (i.e. "appropriateness to standards of society") is from 1630s.

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Definitions of decency

decency (n.)
the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality;
decency (n.)
the quality of being polite and respectable;
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