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Definition of Property

Property

  1. That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.
  2. An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
  3. The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.
  4. That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property.
  5. All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites.
  6. Propriety; correctness.
  7. To invest which properties, or qualities.
  8. To make a property of; to appropriate.

Property Quotations

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Aristotle

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
Thomas Jefferson

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine
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Property Translations

property in Afrikaans is boereplaas, plaas
property in Dutch is landgoed, boerderij, bezitting
property in Finnish is laatu, ominaisuus, maatila
property in German is Eigentum, Besitz, Eigenschaft
property in Latin is qualitas, possessio
property in Portuguese is fazenda, granja, propriedade
property in Spanish is tenencia, granja, finca, pertenencia, calidad

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