Definition of Propriety

1. Noun. Correct or appropriate behavior.




Definition of Propriety

1. n. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property.

Definition of Propriety

1. Noun. correctness in behaviour and morals ¹

2. Noun. fitness; the quality of being appropriate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propriety

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propriety

proprietary eponyms
proprietary trading
proprieties
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proprietorial
proprietors
proprietorship
proprietorship certificate
proprietorships
proprietory
proprietress
proprietresses
proprietrices
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proprietrixes
propriety (current term)
proprioception
proprioceptions
proprioceptive
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proprioceptors
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proprium
proprochiral
proprochirality
proproctor
proproctors
proprotein
proproteins
proprætor

Literary usage of Propriety

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1. The Sacred Books of China: The Texts of Confucianism by James Legge (1885)
"The Summary of the Rules of propriety says:—Always and in everything let there be reverence ; with the deportment grave as when On the names of the whole ..."

2. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners. With an by Lindley Murray (1810)
"... not adapted to the subject, nor fully expressive of the author's sense. To preserve propriety, therefore, in our words and phrases, we must avoid ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1830)
"1 submit to your consideration the propriety of enlarging the provisions of the Revised Laws, so as to prepare the way for executing a plan of separating ..."

4. English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners: With an by Lindley Murray (1805)
"propriety of language is the ... be deficient in propriety: for the words may be ill ... propriety."

5. English Grammar: Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners : with an by Lindley Murray (1805)
"propriety of language is the selection of such words as the best usage has appropriated to those ideas, which we intend to express by them; in opposition to ..."

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