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    #1

    with peculiar propriety

    Does "with peculiar propriety" mean "because of special property/quality"?


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    Alexander Hamilton similarly explained that the "subjects" of impeachment involve "the abuse of violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to society itself."

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    Re: with peculiar propriety

    English has changed significantly since Hamilton was writing, and it's hard for an amateur to be sure about certain usages. However, I think he meant he could be particularly confident that his assertion was correct.

    The quote contains an error. It should say the abuse or violation.
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    Re: with peculiar propriety

    It means something like "it can be properly called 'political.'"

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    Re: with peculiar propriety

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It means something like "it can be properly called 'political.'"
    That's it. I think peculiar propriety​ meant "very properly".
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    #5

    Re: with peculiar propriety

    Or that it's a unique and curious type of propriety.

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