property
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English proprete, from Anglo-French propreté, from Latin proprietat-, proprietas, from proprius own Date: 14th century 1. a. a quality or trait belonging and especially peculiar to an individual or thing b. an effect that an object has on another object or on the senses c. virtue 3 d. an attribute common to all members of a class 2. a. something owned or possessed; specifically a piece of real estate b. the exclusive right to possess, enjoy, and dispose of a thing ; ownership c. something to which a person or business has a legal title d. one (as a performer) who is under contract and whose work is especially valuable e. a book or script purchased for publication or production 3. an article or object used in a play or motion picture except painted scenery and costumes Synonyms: see qualitypropertyless adjectivepropertylessness noun

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