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Property meaning

property - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; " that hat is my property"; " he is a man of property";
  2. 2. An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
  3. 3. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites.
  6. 6. Propriety; correctness.
  7. 7. To invest which properties, or qualities.
  8. 8. To make a property of; to appropriate.
  9. 9. See personal property, real estate, community property, separate property.
  10. 10. Inherent quality; something owned; estate; ownership.

property - examples of usage

  1. They're building the road just the same, so that shows that they intend to get our property some way, no matter what we do. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He has a little property- a cottage and garden- upon which he is raising a small sum for some purpose, and this 'margidge' is one of the great events of his life. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. What property is to a man's mind or soul that his body is also, only more so. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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