noun, plural decencies.
the state or quality of being decent.
conformity to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc.
the recognized standards of decent or proper behavior; proprieties: The least you can expect from them is some respect for the decencies.
the requirements or amenities for decent or comfortable living: to be able to afford the decencies.

1560–70; < Latin decentia comeliness, decency, equivalent to decent- (stem of decēns) fitting (see decent) + -ia noun suffix

2. decorum, respectability, gentility. Unabridged
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decency (ˈdiːsənsɪ)
n , pl -cies
1.  conformity to the prevailing standards of propriety, morality, modesty, etc
2.  the quality of being decent

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Word Origin & History

1560s, "appropriateness," from L. decentia, from decentem "becoming, fitting" (see decent). Meaning "modesty" (i.e. "appropriateness to standards of society" is from 1630s.
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Example sentences
Loss of civility and a sense of decorum and decency goes a long way toward
  explaining road rage writ large on the landscape.
Not about sensitivity and understanding and decency.
Decency and honesty she had in plenty, and on occasion a hint of steel.
It is not going to have much influence on their personality, but it matters
  because of basic human decency.
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