Definition of “propriety” - English Dictionary

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“propriety” in British English

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proprietynoun

uk /prəˈpraɪə.ti/ us /prəˈpraɪə.t̬i/

(Definition of “propriety” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“propriety” in American English

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proprietynoun [ U ]

us /prəˈprɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/

correct moral behavior or actions:

Critics questioned the propriety of the senator’s appearance at a political fundraiser with a convicted criminal.

(Definition of “propriety” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)