propriety Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"propriety" in British English

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uk   /prəˈpraɪə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
[U] formal correctmoralbehaviour or ​actions: The ​directorinsisted that there was no ​question as to the propriety of how the ​funds were ​raised. She was ​careful always to ​behave with propriety.proprieties [plural] formal the ​rules of ​politesocialbehaviour: They'd ​invited us to ​dinner so we ​thought we'd ​better observe the proprieties and ​invite them back.
(Definition of propriety from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proprietynoun [U]

 us   /prəˈprɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/
correctmoralbehavior or ​actions: Critics questioned the propriety of the senator’s ​appearance at a ​political fundraiser with a ​convictedcriminal.
(Definition of propriety from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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