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.