Proposal Pro*pos"al, n. [From {Propose}.] 1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage. ``To put forth proposals for a book.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Proffer; tender; overture. See {Proposition}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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