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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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Lajeri-Chaherli (2002) examines properness in the mean-variance framework.
The CFI comparative index could be used to determine the properness of the model.
For control design, a polynomial method [1, 2], which helps fulfill the basic requirements such stability and internal properness of the control system, asymptotic tracking of the reference signal and load disturbance rejection, is utilized.
properness will be needed to cover this case, if indeed it can be
(Maternal risk factors and the properness of human development in the prenatal period) AWF Monografie Poznan 1999; 339.
Reverberation time (RT) is a temporal parameter to evaluate properness of the acoustical properties in indoor spaces.
Santamaria, "Properness and widely linear processing of quaternion random vectors," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.
Other supplements and different glucose concentrations have also been tested, but there still are no systematic data or any definitive conclusions on the role of media supplements in the properness of cultured RPE-derived cells [31].
Following a pre-determined associative process, apparent improperness results in utmost properness.
"The supervision obligation is limited to the evaluation of the fitness and properness of the elected Board members and not all the candidates," a central bank announcement said.
(8.) Strict perfection (Okada 1981) and properness (Myerson 1978) are refinements of trembling hand perfectness (Selten 1975).
As the leaders of these new institutions knew very well, the question and the answer about pure science went beyond the intellectual sphere, as any claim to purity in science signified a larger argument about the morality and properness of the Dutch colonial mission.