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proprium

[ proh-pree-uhm ]
/ ˈproʊ pri əm /
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noun, plural pro·pri·a [proh-pree-uh]. /ˈproʊ pri ə/. Logic.

a nonessential property common to all the members of a class; attribute.

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Origin of proprium

First recorded in 1540–60; from Latin: literally, “special feature, property, possession,” noun use of adjective proprius “one’s own, special,” used to translate Aristotelian tò ídion “characteristic property (of a species)”; see proper, idio
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British Dictionary definitions for proprium

proprium
/ (ˈprəʊprɪəm) /

noun

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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