- Law. the person from whom a line of descent is derived on a genealogical table.
- Genetics. proband.
Origin of propositus
1925–30; < New Latin, special use of past participle of Latin prōpōnere to set forth, propound
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feminine proposita (prəˈpɒzɪtə)
- law the person from whom a line of descent is traced
- Also called (esp US): proband med the first patient to be investigated in a family study, to whom all relationships are referred
from New Latin, from Latin prōpōnere to set forth; see propound
- A premise; an argument.
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