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.
Origin of property
Synonyms for property
Examples from the Web for propertyless
Historical Examples of propertyless
The propertyless woman today is rarely reduced to starvation.Women As Sex Vendors
R. B. Tobias
In the Class War right is, according to the Socialists, on the side of the propertyless.British Socialism
J. Ellis Barker
But imprisonment for debt was not the only fate that befell the propertyless.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I
From now on the chasm between the property-holding and the propertyless classes widened rapidly.Woman under socialism
Apologies, stale jokes, and sneers at the propertyless workers followed one another in close succession.The Everett massacre
Walker C. Smith
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.