the family member chosen as the starting point in genealogical research, in the investigation of an inheritable disease, etc.
Origin of propositusModern Latin from L: see propose
- Law The person who is the subject of a question or action.
- A person to whom descendants are commonly related.
- See index case.
Origin of propositusLatin prōpositus past participle of prōpōnere to set forth ; see propose .