- to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory.
Origin of propound
Examples from the Web for propounder
It never has—not at least in connection with the name of its propounder.Luck or Cunning
The effect of this statement was greater than its propounder had dared to hope.In the Whirl of the Rising
He is no propounder of problems, no searcher after hidden purposes.Horace and His Influence
Even their propounder pointed out that they would be extremely difficult to put into practice.Unwise Child
Gordon Randall Garrett
If, however, the Wizard did answer correctly, the propounder of the query was to lose his head.
- to suggest or put forward for consideration
- English law
- to produce (a will or similar instrument) to the proper court or authority in order for its validity to be established
- (of an executor) to bring (an action to obtain probate) in solemn form
Word Origin and History for propounder
late 16c. variant of Middle English proponen "to put forward" (late 14c.), from Latin proponere "put forth, set forth, lay out, display, expose to view," figuratively "set before the mind; resolve; intend, design," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + ponere "to put" (see position (n.)). Perhaps influenced in form by compound, expound. Related: Propounded; propounding.