1. In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.
2. Individually; after one's own manner. [Obs.]
Now, harkeneth, how I bare me properly. --Chaucer.
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]