Legal and Proper


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Legal adjective – Permitted by law.
Usage example: the congressman's fund-raising efforts, though arguably unethical, were determined to be legal

Proper is a synonym for legal in property topic. In some cases you can use "Proper" instead an adjective "Legal", when it comes to topics like right, lawful, allowable.
Nearby Words: legalize, legally, legality, legalization, legist
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Proper adjective – Following the established traditions of refined society and good taste.
Legal is a synonym for proper. You can use "Legal" instead an adjective "Proper".
Nearby Words: property, properly
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Things that words describes

sense legal sense proper sense
name legal name proper name
protection legal protection proper protection
term legal term proper term
Other nouns: way, procedure, battle, age, channels, procedures.

Both words in one sentence

  • As far as Clark and all the other low-level operations people knew, they were following the legal and proper orders of their commander-in-chief.
  • Roy is a quiet, unassuming guy who ends up being the primary motivator behind "Flynn Lives." He'll exhaust the legal and proper methods, and then get into the computer hacking.
    Source: Neutral Good
  • The legal problems over Flex are probably why it took until the mid-2000s for the Morrison Doom Patrol run itself to get a proper trade paperback series, despite its high reputation.
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