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 for Improper feud
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Improper \Im*prop"er\, a. [F. impropre, L. improprius; pref. im-
     not + proprius proper. See Proper.]
     1. Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances,
        design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous;
        inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine;
        improper thought, behavior, language, dress.
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              Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service,
              Improper for a slave.                 --Shak.
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              And to their proper operation still,
              Ascribe all Good; to their improper, Ill. --Pope.
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     2. Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general;
        common. [Obs.]
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              Not to be adorned with any art but such improper
              ones as nature is said to bestow, as singing and
              poetry.                               --J. Fletcher.
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     3. Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous.
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     Improper diphthong. See under Diphthong.
  
     Improper feud, an original feud, not earned by military
        service. --Mozley & W.
  
     Improper fraction. See under Fraction.
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