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 for behaviour
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the action or reaction of something (as a machine or
           substance) under specified circumstances; "the behavior of
           small particles can be studied in experiments" [syn:
           behavior, behaviour]
      2: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other
         people [syn: demeanor, demeanour, behavior,
         behaviour, conduct, deportment]
      3: (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or
         movements made by an organism in any situation [syn:
         behavior, behaviour]
      4: manner of acting or controlling yourself [syn: behavior,
         behaviour, conduct, doings]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BEHAVIOUR. In old English, haviour without the prefix be. It is the manner 
  of having, holding, or keeping one's self or the carriage of one's self with 
  respect to propriety, morals, and the requirements of law. Surety to be of -
  good behaviour is a larger requirement than surety to keep the peace. 
  Dalton, c. 122; 4 Burn's J. 355. 

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