Under law, the media regulation authority, Ofcom, can nix the takeover if the purchasers are not deemed “fit and proper persons.”
He maintained he was not given the proper support needed to end it.
He has a world-view that includes a proper role for government.
According to the law, only “suitable people” with a “proper reason” for being armed in public were eligible.
I don't mean yachts or ferries, but proper working ships: cargo and container and bulk and gas and oil, the ones we no longer see.
Why, it appeared there was not a proper juror in the county!
Prepare the stamina from this piece of wax by snipping the proper number.
Vidal was, you see, a great poet and it was not proper to treat a great poet with indifference.
By this means a dark colour and the proper consistency are obtained.
Five other children have been sent to their proper institutions.
c.1300, "adapted to some purpose, fit, apt; commendable, excellent" (sometimes ironic), from Old French propre "own, particular; exact, neat, fitting, appropriate" (11c.), from Latin proprius "one's own, particular to itself," from pro privo "for the individual, in particular," from ablative of privus "one's own, individual" (see private (adj.)) + pro "for" (see pro-). Related: Properly.
From early 14c. as "belonging or pertaining to oneself; individual; intrinsic;" from mid-14c. as "pertaining to a person or thing in particular, special, specific; distinctive, characteristic;" also "what is by the rules, correct, appropriate, acceptable." From early 15c. as "separate, distinct; itself." Meaning "socially appropriate, decent, respectable" is first recorded 1704. Proper name "name belonging to or relating to the person or thing in question," is from late 13c., a sense also preserved in astronomical proper motion (c.1300). Proper noun is from c.1500.