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Definition of "property" []

  • Something owned; a possession. (noun)
  • A piece of real estate: has a swimming pool on the property. (noun)
  • Something tangible or intangible to which its owner has legal title: properties such as copyrights and trademarks. (noun)
  • Possessions considered as a group. (noun)
  • The right of ownership; title. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "property" in a sentence
  • "I could equally have labeled this usage as property' or property* or property1, but that's even clunkier."
  • "ACTS constitute protection; and is that public sentiment which makes the slave 'property,' and perpetrates hourly robbery and batteries upon him, so penetrated with a sense of the sacredness of his right to life, that it will protect it at all hazards, and drag to the gallows his OWNER, if he take the life of his own _property_?"
  • "District of Columbia -- if Congress has a right to annihilate property in the District when the public safety requires it, it may surely annihilate its existence _as_ property when the public safety requires it, especially if it transform into a _protection_ and _defence_ that which as _property_ perilled the public interests."