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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. propriety in manners and conduct;
[syn: decorum, decorousness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decorum \De*cor"um\, n. [L. dec[=o]rum, fr. dec[=o]rus. See Decorous.] Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seemliness; that which is seemly or suitable. [1913 Webster] Negligent of the duties and decorums of his station. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] If your master Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him, That majesty, to keep decorum, must No less beg than a kingdom. --Shak. Syn: Decorum, Dignity. Usage: Decorum, in accordance with its etymology, is that which is becoming in outward act or appearance; as, the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal appearance. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

decorum n 1: propriety in manners and conduct [syn: decorum, decorousness] [ant: indecorousness, indecorum]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "decorum": amenities, appropriateness, becomingness, bienseance, ceremoniousness, civilities, civility, comity, conformity, convenance, convention, conventional usage, conventionalism, conventionality, correctitude, correctness, courtliness, custom, decencies, decency, decorousness, delicacy, deportment, dignity, diplomatic code, elegance, elegancies, etiquette, exquisite manners, felicity, fitness, fittingness, form, formalities, formality, genteelness, gentility, good form, good manners, goodness, happiness, mannerliness, manners, meetness, modesty, mores, natural politeness, niceness, normality, normativeness, order, orderliness, point of etiquette, politeness, politesse, properness, proprieties, propriety, protocol, pudency, pudicity, punctilio, quiet good manners, respectability, righteousness, rightness, rules of conduct, seemliness, shame, social code, social conduct, social convention, social graces, social procedures, social usage, solemnity, suitability, urbanity, usage
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DECORUM. Proper behaviour; good order. 2. Decorum is requisite in public places, in order to permit all persons to enjoy their rights; for example, decorum is indispensable in church, to enable those assembled, to worship. If, therefore, a person were to disturb the congregation, it would be lawful to put him out. The same might be done in case of a funeral. 1 Mod. 168; 1 Lev. 196 2 Kebl. 124. But a request to desist should be first made, unless, indeed," when the necessity of the case would render such precaution impossible. In using force to restore order and decorum, care must be taken to use no more than is necessary; for any excess will render the party using it guilty of an assault and battery. Vide Battery.