property

Meanings

Noun

Verb

  • To invest with properties, or qualities.
  • To make a property of; to appropriate.

Origin

  • From Middle English propertee, properte, propirte, proprete, borrowed from Anglo-Norman and Old French propret√©, propriet√©, from Latin proprietas ("a peculiarity, one's peculiar nature or quality, right or fact of possession, property"), from proprius. Equivalent to proper + -ty. propriety.

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