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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Properly  \Prop"er*ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  proper  manner;  suitably;  fitly;  strictly;  rightly; 
  as  a  word  properly  applied;  a  dress  properly  adjusted. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Individually;  after  one's  own  manner.  [Obs.] 
 
  Now  harkeneth  how  I  bare  me  properly.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  properly 
  adv  1:  in  the  right  manner;  "please  do  your  job  properly!"  "can't 
  you  carry  me  decent?"  [syn:  {decently},  {decent},  {in 
  good  order},  {right},  {the  right  way}]  [ant:  {improperly}] 
  2:  with  reason  or  justice  [syn:  {by  rights}] 




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