Behaviour matters!

propriety
(n)
prǝ-PRY-ǝ-tee
Meaning

procedural or social correctness; the proper way of acting and doing things

1st Sample Sentence

Most people care more about propriety than justice.

Root

proprius (one's own) (Latin)

Antonyms

impropriety

Mnemonics

PROPER + APPROPRIATE = PROPRIETY divide the word as propr+iety. propr (sounds like PROPER). hence it refers to being PROPER or CORRECT IN CONDUCT.