- a combining form meaning “one's own,” used in the formation of compound words: proprioceptive.
Origin of proprio-
combining form representing Latin proprius one's own, special, particular, proper
- any of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others.
Origin of motu proprio
literally, of one's own accord
[praw-pri-oh moh-too; English proh-pree-oh moh-too]
- by one's own volition; on one's own initiative.
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Examples from the Web for proprio
Archilochum, for instance, according to the Roman writer, proprio rabies armavit iambo.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Infectores qui alienum colorem in lanam conficiunt, offectores qui proprio colori novum officiunt.The Wonders of Pompeii
Foreign canon law never bound (so it has been taught) proprio vigore.
Well, I'm in the very dickens of a quandary—son' proprio nel dickens d'un imbarazzo.The Cardinal's Snuff-Box
Quicquid praeconialiter egeris, proprio matrimonio dignissimus aestimaris.'The Letters of Cassiodorus
Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
- an administrative papal bull
Latin: of his own accord
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