proper
prop·er adj: marked by fitness or correctness; esp: being in accordance with established procedure, law, jurisdiction, or standards of care, fairness, and justice
argued that the shareholder was acting in bad faith and lacked a proper purpose for examining its records
prop·er·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

proper
I adjective acceptable, accurate, adapted, apposite, appropriate, apt, aptus, becoming, befitting, condign, conventional, correct, decorous, ethical, fitting, formal, free of error, honest, idoneus, legitimate, moral, opportune, orthodox, particular, precise, rectus, relevant, respectable, right, righteous, seasonable, seemly, suitable, suited, tasteful, true, unmistaken, virtuous, well-bred associated concepts: proper party foreign phrases:
- Non solum quid licet, sed quid est conveniens, est considerandum; quia nihil quod est inconveniens est licitum. — Not only that which is lawful, but that which is convenient is to be considered, because nothing which is inconvenient is lawful.
II index accurate, admissible, allowable, applicable, appropriate, due (regular), eligible, equitable, evenhanded, fit, fitting, formal, honest, juridical, just, justifiable, lawful, legal, licit, meritorious, moral, official, orthodox, permissible, precise, reasonable (fair), reasonable (rational), relevant, right (suitable), rightful, seasonable, several (separate), suitable, tenable, unprejudiced

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


proper
adj.
Correct; appropriate; suitable.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


proper

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


proper
Fit; correct; reasonably sufficient. That which is well adapted or appropriate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


proper
Fit; correct; reasonably sufficient. That which is well adapted or appropriate.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Proper — Prop er, a. [OE. propre, F. propre, fr. L. proprius. Cf. {Appropriate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Belonging to one; one s own; individual. His proper good [i. e., his own possessions]. Chaucer. My proper son. Shak. [1913 Webster] Now learn the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proper — may refer to:* Proper (liturgy), the part of a Christian liturgy that is specific to the date within the Liturgical Year * Proper frame, such system of reference in which object is stationary (non moving), sometimes also called a co moving frame… …   Wikipedia

  • proper — [präp′ər] adj. [ME propre < OFr < L proprius, one s own] 1. specially adapted or suitable to a specific purpose or specific conditions; appropriate [the proper tool for a job] 2. naturally belonging or peculiar (to) [weather proper to… …   English World dictionary

  • proper — Adj sauber erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. propre, das auf l. proprius eigen, eigentümlich zurückgeht.    Ebenso nndl. proper, ne. proper, nschw. proper, nnorw. proper. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 690f.; Jones (1976), 543;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • proper — [adj1] suitable able, applicable, appropriate, apt, au fait, becoming, befitting, capable, competent, convenient, decent, desired, felicitous, fit, fitting, good, happy, just, legitimate, meet, qualified, right, suited, true, useful; concept 558… …   New thesaurus

  • proper — early 13c., adapted to some purpose, fit, apt, from O.Fr. propre (11c.), from L. proprius one s own, particular to itself, from pro privo for the individual. Proper name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question, is from late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • proper — Adj. (Oberstufe) ugs.: im Äußeren ordentlich und sauber Synonyme: adrett, gepflegt Beispiele: Ihre Kleidung ist immer sehr proper. Das Zimmer ist proper aufgeräumt …   Extremes Deutsch

  • proper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) truly what something is said or regarded to be; genuine. 2) (after a noun ) strictly so called: the World Cup proper. 3) suitable or appropriate; correct. 4) respectable, especially excessively so. 5) (proper to) belonging or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Proper — Prop er, adv. Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good. [Colloq & Vulgar] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper — 1 meet, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous, *fit, suitable Analogous words: congruous, congenial, compatible, *consonant: *correct, nice, right: #due, rightful, condign Antonyms: improper Contrasted words: wrong, *false …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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