Proposition Definition

prŏpə-zĭshən
propositioned, propositioning, propositions
noun
propositions
The act of proposing.
Webster's New World
Something proposed; proposal, plan.
Webster's New World
An unethical or immoral proposal, specif. one of illicit sexual relations in return for some gain.
Webster's New World
A subject or statement to be discussed or debated.
Webster's New World
A person, problem, undertaking, etc. being or to be dealt with.
Webster's New World
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verb
propositioned, propositioning, propositions
To make a proposition, esp. an improper one, to.
Webster's New World
To propose a private bargain to, especially to propose sexual relations with.
American Heritage

To propose a plan to (someone).

Wiktionary

To propose some illicit behaviour to (someone). Often sexual in nature.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Proposition

Noun

Singular:
proposition
Plural:
propositions

Origin of Proposition

  • Middle English proposicion from Old French proposition from Latin prōpositiō prōpositiōn- setting out in words from prōpositus past participle of prōpōnere to set forth propose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin prōpositiō (“a proposing, design, theme, case").

    From Wiktionary

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