Origin of deportmentOld French deportement: see deport
Deportment is defined as how a person acts and presents himself in public.
An example of deportment is being kind to strangers.
A manner of personal conduct; behavior. See Synonyms at behavior.
- bearing; manner of presenting oneself:
- conduct; public behavior:
- apparent level of schooling or training:
From French déportement
- The effect of the privations and sufferings which he endured at this time was discernible to the last in his temper and his deportment.
- The fifth compound, on the other hand, does not behave as an unsaturated aliphatic compound, but its deportment is that of a nucleus, many substitution derivatives being capable of synthesis.
- Vasari eulogizes Mantegna for his courteous, distinguished and praiseworthy deportment, although there are indications of his having been not a little litigious in disposition.
- In 441 a synod of sixteen bishops was held at Orange under the presidency of St Hilary of Arles, which adopted thirty canons touching the reconciliation of penitents and heretics; the ecclesiastical right of asylum, diocesan prerogatives of bishops, spiritual privileges of the defective or demoniac, the deportment of catechumens at worship, and clerical celibacy (forbidding married men to be ordained as deacons, and digamists to be advanced beyond the sub-diaconate).