- a nonessential property common to all the members of a class; attribute.
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The predicate must either be Genus, or Proprium, or Accident, of its subject.
It is a proprium per se of man to be an animal by nature tractable.
Thus, if it be proprium of man to be a walking-biped, it must also be proprium of bird to be a flying-biped.
Thus, he may predicate biped as a proprium always belonging to man.
Pulchr is not proprium of just; therefore, pulchrum is not proprium of justum.
- Also called: property logic obsolete an attribute that is not essential to a species but is common and peculiar to it
C16: Latin, neuter sing of proprius proper, own
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