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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: propitius, from petere 'to try to find or get'

propitious

adjective
     
pro‧pi‧tious formal
good and likely to bring good results:
a propitious moment
propitious for
Conditions after the 1905 revolution were propitious for stable development.
propitiously adverb

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