What does the word proper mean?

Usage examples for proper

  1. She don't say much when wife or I are around, which I think is showin' only right an' proper respec's. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  2. But now, ever since the return of the war to its proper home in England, this Captain had been paid well for doing the very best thing that a man can do, i. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  3. Not proper, dear; not as it should be done. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade