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Fit; correct; reasonably sufficient. That which is well adapted or appropriate.

Proper care is the degree of care a reasonable, prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

A proper party is an individual who has an interest in the litigation. He or she can be joined—that is, brought into the action—but his or her nonjoinder will not result in a dismissal. A substantial judicial decree can still be rendered in the absence of a proper party. A proper party is distinguishable from a necessary party in that the latter must be joined in order to give complete relief to the litigants.



West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PROPER. That which is essential, suitable, adapted, and correct.
     2. Congress is authorized by art, 1, s. 8, of the constitution of the United States, "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper, for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this constitution of the United States, in any department. or officer thereof." See Necessary and Proper.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(She also points out that the Associated Press Guidebook, and almost all newspapers, depart from that treatment, "omitting the 's' after proper nouns ending in 's': John Williams' pen.")
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Up to this point, he had received very little training on what to do when he blew a tire, which resulted in his not following proper procedures that would have allowed him to maintain runway centerline.
With proper recruitment accomplished, we proceeded to instruct him in techniques designed to strengthen the stabilizers.
When gauging the integrity of a CPA's decision, we ask: Is the CPA thinking about keeping the client, the fees he's generating or the proper treatment according to pronouncements even if the client will raise the roof when told?
In place of the Introit, a new proper Verse text for choral performance was introduced after the second reading and before the Gospel.
Only when the acquisition of information and skills is combined with a proper desire for true knowledge do we begin to acquire intellectual virtue, which may be defined as the conscientious pursuit of truth.
What he takes from the old masters is disarmingly general, "a love of pictures" (Wall sees the arts of photography, film, and painting as a single pictorial tradition), "which I believe is at the same time a love of nature and of existence itself, and an idea of the size and scale proper to pictorial art, and so proper to the ethical feeling for the world expressed in pictorial art." How to express this love of nature and of existence?
When the shutdown work is complete, take the time to perform a "pre-startup check." AstenJohnson recommends that personnel make sure that there is proper clearance between fabric and apron; check edge deckle/fabric clearance; check the function of the guide mechanism; and ensure proper fabric tension.
In a proper taxonomy you would expect to find perhaps a single root, such as Accounting with second level categories such as accountants, accounting firms, each with their subsequent levels and so on.
He said the local people will be given awareness about proper look after of chalgoza trees and proper method of harvesting and time to pluck pine nuts from trees.