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Definitions of property

  1. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something owned; any tangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of props" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property"; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Propriety; correctness. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To invest which properties, or qualities. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To make a property of; to appropriate. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. See personal property, real estate, community property, separate property.
  16. Any quality or attribute that belongs to a thing, or one that especially marks it; ownership; the thing owned; estate; goods. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. That which is proper to anything: a peculiar or essential quality: a quality: that which is one's own: an estate: right of possessing, employing, etc.: ownership:-pl. articles required by actors in a play. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Inherent quality; something owned; estate; ownership. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Anything that may be owned; ownership; a distinguishing quality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Articles, including dresses, required by actors on the stage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A peculiar or inherent quality of anything; quality; nature; attribute common to a class, which may or may not be distinctive of it; ownership; the thing owned; an estate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Peculiar quality; that which is inherent in a thing, or essentially natural to it; an acquired or artificial quality; the exclusive right of possessing and disposing of a thing; the thing owned or possessed; an estate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. The ownership of a thing is the right of one or more persons to possess and use it to the exclusion of others. In this Code, the thing of which there may be ownership is called "property." Civ. Code Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  24. prop'[.e]r-ti, n. that which is proper to any person or thing: a quality which is always present: any quality: that which is one's own: an estate: right of possessing, employing, &c.: ownership: (Shak.) individuality: (pl.) articles required by actors in a play.--v.t. (Shak.) to invest with certain properties: to make a tool of, appropriate.--adj. PROP'ERTIED, possessed of property or possessions.--ns. PROP'ERTY-MAN, -MAS'TER, one who has charge of the stage properties in a theatre; PROP'ERTY-ROOM, the room in which the stage properties of a theatre are kept; PROP'ERTY-TAX, a tax paid by persons possessed of property, at the rate of so much per cent. on its value.--MOVABLE or PERSONAL PROPERTY, property that may attend the person of the owner, movables; PRIVATE PROPERTY, that which belongs to an individual for his personal disposition and use--opp. to PUBLIC PROPERTY; REAL PROPERTY, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, real estate; QUALIFIED PROPERTY, the right a man has in reclaimed wild animals--also called SPECIAL PROPERTY: such right as a bailee has in the chattel transferred to him by the bailment. [O. Fr. properte--a doublet of propriety.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Owning, being owned, as p. has its duties; thing owned, possession (s), as the book is his p., regards him as her exclusive p., a man of (great) p., has a small p. (estate) in Norfolk, personal, real, p.; p. qualification (based on possession of p.), p. tax (levied directly on p.); (Theatr.) article of costume, furniture, &c., used on stage, p.-man, -master, man in charge of stage pp.; attribute, quality, as the pp. of soda, has the p. of dissolving grease; (Logic) quality common to a whole class but not necessary to distinguish it from others. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. (Log.) A predicable denoting something involved in the essence of the species, as rationality in man. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. n. [Latin] That which is inherent in a substance or subject, or which is essential to its being, constitution, and action;-an acquired or artificial quality;--also, natural or acquired habit; disposition ; that which is peculiar to any person ;- that to which a person has a legal title ; thing owned; -exclusive right of possessing ; ownership ; - possession held in one's own right ;-an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money, ;-nearness or right;--a piece, of land with the appurtenant buildings ;-pl. Theatrical scenery, decorations, dresses, instruments, books, &c. Property tax, that part of income tax which is levied on income derived from land, feus, or tenements. Cabinet Dictionary
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