proprieties

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plural form of propriety
The customs associated with polite society
{i} accepted rules of etiquette
The proprieties are the standards of social behaviour which most people consider socially or morally acceptable. respectable couples who observe the proprieties but loathe each other
plural of propriety
propriety
correctness in behaviour and morals

Elinor then ventured to doubt the propriety of her receiving such a present from a man so little, or at least so lately known to her.

propriety
fitness; the quality of being appropriate

Now, if we may, with propriety, refer to the people one question, why may we not, with equal propriety, refer another?.

propriety
accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles
propriety
{n} fitness, justness, exclusive right
propriety
Propriety is the quality of being socially or morally acceptable. Their sense of social propriety is eroded. impropriety
propriety
That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity
propriety
Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property
propriety
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
propriety
{i} fairness, decency; courtesy, politeness; appropriateness; suitability, fitness
propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
proprieties

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    Etymologie

    [ pr&-'prI-&-tE ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English propriete, from Middle French proprieté, propreté property, quality of a person or thing; more at PROPERTY.

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