manners

MAN'NERS, n. plu. Deportment; carriage; behavior; conduct; course of life; in a moral sense.

Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Cor.15.

1. Ceremonious behavior; civility; decent and respectful deportment.

Shall we, in our applications to the great God, take that to be religion, which the common reason of mankind will not allow to be manners?

2. A bow or courtesy; as, make your manners; a popular use of the word.