Pronunciation: (dē'sun-sē),[key] —n., —pl.-cies. 1. the state or quality of being decent.
2. conformity to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc.
3. decencies, a. the recognized standards of decent or proper behavior; proprieties: The least you can expect from them is some respect for the decencies. b. the requirements or amenities for decent or comfortable living: to be able to afford the decencies.