Propense Pro*pense", a. [L. propensus, p. p. See {Propend}.] Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. --Hooker. -- {Pro*pense"ly}, adv. -- {Pro*pense"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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