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pro•pri•e•ty



Pronunciation: (pru-prī'i-tē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

1. conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
2. appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances; suitability.
3. rightness or justness.
4. the proprieties,the conventional standards of proper behavior; manners: to observe the proprieties.
5. Obs.a property.
6. Obs.a peculiarity or characteristic of something.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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