What is property?

  • (noun): A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.
    Example: "A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Property

Property is any physical or intangible entity that is owned by a person or jointly by a group of people or a legal entity like a corporation. Depending on the nature of the property, an owner of property has the right to consume, sell, rent, mortgage, transfer, exchange or destroy it, or to exclude others from doing these things.

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Some articles on property:

Regulatory Taking
... Regulatory taking refers to a situation in which a government regulates a property to such a degree that the regulation effectively amounts to an exercise of ...
Defining An Emergency
... the incident should be one of the following Immediately threatening to life, health, property or environment ... Have already caused loss of life, health detriments, property damage or environmental damage Have a high probability of escalating to cause immediate ... emergency is also typically defined by those state statutes as "a condition where life, health or property is in jeopardy, and the prompt summoning of aid is essential." Whilst most emergency services agree ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... and Britain began to challenge laws that denied them the right to their property once they married ... United States and the British Parliament began passing statutes that protected women's property from their husbands and their husbands' creditors ... These laws were known as the Married Women's Property Acts ...
History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
21 or over who owned or rented sufficient property, and were not imprisoned for a serious offence ... Communally owned land was excluded from the property qualification, thus disenfranchising most Māori (indigenous) men ... miner's licenses who met all voting qualifications except that of property ...
Property in Philosophy - Contemporary Views
... is the functioning state protection of property rights in a formal property system where ownership and transactions are clearly recorded ... These property rights and the whole formal system of property make possible Greater independence for individuals from local community arrangements to protect their assets ...

More definitions of "property":

  • (noun): A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
    Example: "Self-confidence is not an endearing property"
    Synonyms: attribute, dimension
  • (noun): Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie.
    Synonyms: prop
  • (noun): Any area set aside for a particular purpose.
    Example: "The president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
    Synonyms: place
  • (noun): Something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone.
    Example: "That hat is my property"; "he is a man of property"
    Synonyms: belongings, holding, material possession

Famous quotes containing the word property:

    The property of rain is to wet and fire to burn.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to the perpetuation of society itself.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    When a strong man, fully armed, guards his castle, his property is safe. But when one stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his plunder.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 11:21.22.