The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.
The definition of a convention is a meeting or assembly of people who share a common interest or a convention is a method, practice, rule or custom.
Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety:
The quality of being precise; exactness, accuracy, etc.
The definition of a rule is an official regulation, code of regulations or set practice.
The manner in which a physical system, such as a gas, subatomic particle, or ecosystem, acts or functions, especially under specified conditions.
(Law) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
A conventional social gesture or act of courtesy:
The quality, fact, or condition of being conventional
A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
A set of rules governing the communication and the transfer of data between machines, as in a computer system
Any formal, customary observance, practice, or procedure
The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication:
An informal act.
One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
The body of ceremonies or rites used in a place of worship or by an organization:
A polite gesture or remark.
A conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose
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