deviant behavior(redirected from Formal deviance)
de·vi·ant be·ha·vior(dē'vē-ănt bē-hāv'yŏr)
Activity that is proscribed by custom, social mores, or laws intended to curb or discourage such activity.
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Any behavior considered to be grossly abnormal.
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