One’s best behavior, as in George never interrupts when we have guests; he has fine company manners. This term employs company in the sense of “guests.” An older variant, Tell me thy company and I’ll tell thee thy manners, uses company in the sense of “companions.” The current term implies that one is more mindful of politeness with invited guests.
noun, Army and Marine Corps. 1. a captain or lieutenant serving in a company.
noun 1. former name of the Society of Jesus.
- Company secretary
noun 1. (Brit) an officer of an incorporated company who has certain legal obligations
- Company sergeant major
noun 1. (military) the senior Warrant Officer II in a British or Commonwealth regiment or battalion, responsible under the company second in command for all aspects of duty and discipline of the NCOs and men in that subunit CSM Compare regimental sergeant major See also warrant officer