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Definitions of propriety

  1. correct or appropriate behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The quality or state of being proper; suitableness to an acknowledged or correct standard or rule; consonance with established principles, rules, or customs; fitness; appropriateness; as, propriety of behavior, language, manners, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. State of being proper; the following of established rule or custom; fitness; correctness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. State of being proper or right: agreement with established principles or customs: fitness: accuracy: peculiar right of possession, property. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Fitness; suitableness; decorum. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Becomingness; fitness; correctness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Fitness; suitableness; consonance with established principles, rules, or customs; justness; accuracy; originally, property or ownership. See Proper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Ownership or possession; now, state of being right or proper; appropriateness; conformity to established rules or customs; decorum. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. In Massachusetts colonial ordinance of 1741 is nearly, if not precisely, equivalent to property. Com. v. Alger, 7 Cush. (Mass.) 53, 70. In old English law. Property. "Propriety in action; propriety in possession; mixed propriety." Hale, Anal. thelawdictionary.org
  12. pr[=o]-pr[=i]'e-ti, n. a person's right of possession: state of being proper or right: agreement with established principles or customs: fitness: accuracy: property: (obs.) individuality.--THE PROPRIETIES, conventional customs of society. [Fr.,--L. proprietas--proprius, one's own.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Fitness, rightness, as doubt the p. of the term, of refusing him; correctness of behaviour or morals, as a breach of p., (pl.) details of correct conduct, as must observe the pp. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin] Ownership; exclusive right of possession; legal title to or interest in ;- suitableness to an acknowledged or correct rule, principle, or custom; - fitness; suitableness; decorum; justness; accuracy. Cabinet Dictionary

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