Associations to the word «Propriety»


PROPRIETY, noun. (obsolete) The particular character or essence of someone or something; individuality. [14th-19th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. (obsolete) A characteristic; an attribute. [14th-19th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. (now rare) A piece of land owned by someone; someone's property. [from 15th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. (obsolete) More generally, something owned by someone; a possession. [15th-18th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. The fact of possessing something; ownership. [from 15th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. (now rare) Correct language or pronunciation. [from 16th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. Suitability, fitness; the quality of being appropriate. [from 17th c.]
PROPRIETY, noun. Correctness in behaviour and morals; good manners, seemliness. [from 18th c.]

Dictionary definition

PROPRIETY, noun. Correct or appropriate behavior.

Wise words

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