Meaning of propriety

pro•pri•e•ty

Pronunciation: (pru-prī'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
  2. appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances; suitability.
  3. rightness or justness.
  4. the conventional standards of proper behavior; manners: to observe the proprieties.
  5. a property.
  6. a peculiarity or characteristic of something.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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