|1.||The quality or state of being indecent; lack of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity.|
|2.||That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an offense against delicacy.|
|Noun||1.||indecency - the quality of being indecent|
decency - the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
|2.||indecency - an indecent or improper act|
INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R.
2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of disclosures does not suffice to exclude them from being given in evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3216.
3. The following are examples of indecency: the exposure by a man of his naked person on a balcony, to public view, or bathing in public; 2 Campb. 89; or the exhibition of bawdy pictures. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 42; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 91. This indecency is punishable by indictment. Vide 1 Sid. 168; S. C. 1 Keb. 620; 2 Yerg. R. 482, 589; 1 Mass. Rep. 8; 2 Chan. Cas. 110; 1 Russ. Cr. 302; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 5, s. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 65, n.; 1 East, P. C. c. 1, s. 1; Burn's Just. Lewdness.