Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in accord with conventions or accepted standards; proper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • As it should be; according to the rules of good society; genteel; proper: a French phrase often used in English.

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  • adjective Proper; in keeping with etiquette or social standards.

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  • adjective according with custom or propriety

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : comme, as + il faut, it is necessary, proper.]

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Borrowing from French comme il faut ‘as it should be’.

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