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PROPRIETY Definition & Legal Meaning

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In Massachusetts colonial ordinance of 1741 is nearly, if not precisely, equivalent to property. Com. v. Alger, 7 Cush. (Mass.) 53, 70. In old English law. Property. “Propriety in action; propriety in possession; mixed propriety.” Hale, Anal.


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