It must be " tried by the laws of decency and propriety."
Clothing did not originate in ideas of decency (Gen.
Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
The Baganda are not a very moral people, but they have an extreme regard for decency, and are always scrupulously clothed (formerly in bark-cloth, now in calico).
The constitutional quarrels of his reign were conducted with decency and order, because the king knew his own limitations, and because his subjects trusted to his wisdom and moderation in times of crisis.