Variant of property
noun pl. properties
- the right to possess, use, and dispose of something; ownership: property in land
- something, as a piece of writing, in which copyright or other rights are held, specif., one acquired for production as a film
- a thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned
- a specific piece of land or real estate
- any trait or attribute proper to a thing or, formerly, to a person; characteristic quality; peculiarity; specif., any of the principal characteristics of a substance, esp. as determined by the senses or by its effect on another substance: the properties of a chemical compound
- something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons: common property
- Logic a quality common to all members of a species or class
- Theater, Film, TV any of the movable articles used as part of the setting or in a piece of stage business, except the costumes, backdrops, etc.
Origin: ME proprete < OFr proprieté < L proprietas < proprius, one's own
- propertyless adjective
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