noun, plural prop·er·ties.
- any attribute or characteristic.
- (in Aristotelian logic) an attribute not essential to a species but always connected with it and with it alone.
- properdin system,
- propertius, sextus,
- property bond,
- property centre,
- property damage insurance,
- property man,
- property right
Origin of property
Examples from the Web for property
Last week, property owners were beaten by security guards as they confronted a real-estate developer who defrauded them.
When the police showed up, it was the property owners who were arrested.
We employ inventory management to help solidify their property and make sure they have a better record of their possessions.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The twin entrepreneurs and stars of HGTV's Property Brothers will be taking your questions live on Tuesday, December 16 at 2pm.
In a Mass for his security teams, he said he wanted them to be more than protectors of property.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a property dispute going on, where Mr. Leverett was an important witness for a friend.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
He did this because he wanted to sell some property that he could not sell if Jemmy were alive.Stories of American Life and Adventure|Edward Eggleston
We eat our bread in peace and comfort, and each man's property is his own.For the Temple|G. A. Henty
Does the Constitution discriminate between different kinds of property?The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
An attempt is made to sell the property to British and German concerns.The Great Illusion|Norman Angell
noun plural -ties
- a piece of land or real estate, esp used for agricultural purposes
- (as modifier)property rights
Word Origin for property
c.1300, properte, "nature, quality," later "possession, thing owned" (early 14c., a sense rare before 17c.), from an Anglo-French modification of Old French propriete "individuality, peculiarity; property" (12c., Modern French propreté; cf. propriety), from Latin proprietatem (nominative proprietas) "ownership, a property, propriety, quality," literally "special character" (a loan-translation of Greek idioma), noun of quality from proprius "one's own, special" (see proper). For "possessions, private property" Middle English sometimes used proper goods. Hot property "sensation, a success" is from 1947 in "Billboard" stories.