[proh-pree-uh m]

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

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

in propria persona

[in proh-pree-uh per-soh-nuh]

adverb Law.

represented by oneself and not by an attorney. Abbreviation: in pro. per.

Origin of in propria persona

1645–55; < Latin: in one's own person Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for propria

Historical Examples of propria

  • 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


  • 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


mainly law in person; personally



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

Word Origin for proprium

C16: Latin, neuter sing of proprius proper, own
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