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propriety (n.)

Silence that dreadful bell: it frights the isle

From her propriety.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Othello. Act ii. Sc. 3.

  "Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi." These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Advancement of Learning. Book i. (1605.)