Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being proper, in any sense of that word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being proper.
  • noun obsolete Tallness; comeliness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Excellence, quality.
  • noun The state or condition of being proper; propriety.
  • noun mathematics The state or condition of being proper (of a proper fraction, proper subset, etc.).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun correct or appropriate behavior

Etymologies

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From proper +‎ -ness.

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