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1       adj   You use proper to describe things that you consider to be real and satisfactory rather than inadequate in some way.  
ADJ n  
Two out of five people lack a proper job..., I always cook a proper evening meal.     
2       adj   The proper thing is the one that is correct or most suitable.  
ADJ n   (=right)     (Antonym: wrong)    The Supreme Court will ensure that the proper procedures have been followed..., He helped to put things in their proper place.     
3       adj   If you say that a way of behaving is proper, you mean that it is considered socially acceptable and right.  
usu v-link ADJ   (=fitting)     (Antonym: improper)    In those days it was not thought entirely proper for a woman to be on the stage...     
4       adj   You can add proper after a word to indicate that you are referring to the central and most important part of a place, event, or object and want to distinguish it from other things which are not regarded as being important or central to it.  
n ADJ  
A distinction must be made between archaeology proper and science-based archaeology.     

proper noun        ( proper nouns    plural  ) , proper name   A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are `Margaret', `London', and `the United Nations'. Compare common noun.      n-count  
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1    appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, fit, fitting, legitimate, meet     (archaic)   right, suitable, suited  
2    comme il faut, decent, decorous, de rigueur, genteel, gentlemanly, ladylike, mannerly, polite, punctilious, refined, respectable, seemly  
3    accepted, accurate, conventional, correct, established, exact, formal, kosher     (informal)   orthodox, precise, right  
4    characteristic, individual, own, particular, peculiar, personal, respective, special, specific  
1, 2, & 3    coarse, common, crude, discourteous, impolite, improper, inappropriate, indecent, rude, unbecoming, unconventional, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unorthodox, unrefined, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong  

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proper noun, proper name, prosper, properly

fit and proper adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable

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