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Definition of Propriety


  1. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property.
  2. That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity.
  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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Propriety Translations

propriety in German is Schicklichkeit
propriety in Latin is decentia