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proprium

[proh-pree-uh m]
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noun, plural pro·pri·a [proh-pree-uh] /ˈproʊ pri ə/. Logic.
  1. a nonessential property common to all the members of a class; attribute.
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in propria persona

[in proh-pree-uh per-soh-nuh]
adverb Law.
  1. represented by oneself and not by an attorney. Abbreviation: in pro. per.
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Origin of in propria persona

1645–55; < Latin: in one's own person
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Related Words

myselfcharacterindividualitypersonegoidentitypersonalitynarcissismpersonalegocentrismpsycheindividualsubstantiveindividualizationidenticalownselfhoodoneselfproprium

Examples from the Web for propria

Historical Examples

  • Asia propria was still the scene of vital Christianity and cruel persecution.

    The Christ Of Paul

    George Reber

  • The poet should say very little in propria persona, as he is no imitator when doing that.

    The Poetics

    Aristotle

  • Even then it cost an effort to “cast” his skin, and appear in propria persona!

  • Is it her guardian in propria persona who has come to meet her?

    Airy Fairy Lilian

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)

  • So if you don't come in propria persona, at least send something.


British Dictionary definitions for propria

in propria persona

adverb
  1. mainly law in person; personally
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proprium

noun
  1. Also called: property logic obsolete an attribute that is not essential to a species but is common and peculiar to it
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Word Origin

C16: Latin, neuter sing of proprius proper, own
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