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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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Related Words

myself, character, individuality, person, ego, identity, personality, narcissism, personal, egocentrism, psyche, individual, substantive, individualization, identical, own, selfhood, oneself, proprium

Examples from the Web for proprium

Historical Examples

  • The predicate must either be Genus, or Proprium, or Accident, of its subject.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • Thus, if it be proprium of man to be a walking-biped, it must also be proprium of bird to be a flying-biped.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • Thus, he may predicate biped as a proprium always belonging to man.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • It is a proprium per se of man to be an animal by nature tractable.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • Pulchr is not proprium of just; therefore, pulchrum is not proprium of justum.

    Aristotle

    George Grote


British Dictionary definitions for proprium

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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