Meaning of PROPERTY in English

PROPERTY

■ noun ( plural properties )

1》 a thing or things belonging to someone.

2》 a building and the land belonging to it.

↘( properties ) shares or investments in ~.

3》 Law ownership.

4》 a characteristic of something.

5》 old-fashioned term for prop 2 .

Origin

ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. var. of OFr. propriete , from L. proprietas , from proprius (see proper ).

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