Propriety

Definition of Propriety

Pro`pri´e`ty
n.1.Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property.
So are the proprieties of a wife to be disposed of by her lord, and yet all are for her provisions, it being a part of his need to refresh and supply hers.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity.
We find no mention hereof in ancient zoögraphers, . . . who seldom forget proprieties of such a nature.
- Sir T. Browne.
3.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.

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