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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: propreté, from Latin proprietas, from proprius; PROPER

property

noun
     
Related topics: Finance, Household
prop‧er‧ty S2 W1 plural properties
1 [uncountable]DH the thing or things that someone owns:
The hotel is not responsible for any loss or damage to guests' personal property.
Some of the stolen property was found in Mason's house.
2 [uncountable and countable]BF a building, a piece of land, or both together:
Property prices have shot up recently.
a sign saying ' Private Property. Keep Out'
property taxes
3 [countable usually plural] a quality or power that a substance, plant etc has [= quality, characteristic]:
a herb with healing properties
physical/chemical etc properties
the chemical properties of a substance

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