Latin edit

Etymology edit

From proprius +‎ -tās.

Noun edit

proprietās f (genitive proprietātis); third declension

  1. quality, property, peculiarity, character
  2. the legal position of an owner particularly if his property is encumbered with a usufruct
  3. (Medieval Latin) property, possessions, things belonging to someone
  4. (Medieval Latin) office concerning the commemoration of a certain saint

Usage notes edit

The legal right of ownership, the absolute and principally unrestricted right over a thing, was in antiquity regularly called dominium.

Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative proprietās proprietātēs
Genitive proprietātis proprietātum
Dative proprietātī proprietātibus
Accusative proprietātem proprietātēs
Ablative proprietāte proprietātibus
Vocative proprietās proprietātēs

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References edit

  • proprietas”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • proprietas”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • proprietas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • proprietas in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)