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proper adj

: marked by fitness or correctness
: 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 purpose for examining its records]
prop·er·ly adv

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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