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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

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

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

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
Joseph Stalin

The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Derek Walcott

In the old days, you would have one lawyer to handle everything: speeding tickets, buying a house, contracts, litigation, real estate, copyrights, leasing, entertainment, intellectual property, forensic accounting, criminal offenses... the list goes on. Now, you have to have a separate lawyer for each one of those categories!
James Belushi
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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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