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propriety

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Etymology

Coined between 1425 and 1475 from late Middle English propriete (ownership), from Middle French propriété, from Latin proprietās and -ity[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
propriety

Plural
proprieties

propriety (proprieties)
  1. correctness in behaviour and morals
  2. fitness; the quality of being appropriate

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  1. ^ "Propriety" at Dictionary.com

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