What is property?

  • (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
    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:

History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
... subjects aged 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 ... Franchise extended to holders of miner's licenses who met all voting qualifications except that of property ...
Regulatory Taking
... 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 the government's eminent domain power without ...
Defining An Emergency
... 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 danger to life, health ... 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 on protecting human health, life and ...
Property in Philosophy - Contemporary Views
... who believe that natural persons enjoy rights to own property and to enter into contracts, there are two views about John Locke ... of capitalist market economy 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 Clear ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... challenge laws that denied them the right to their property once they married ... 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 ...

More definitions of "property":

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

Famous quotes containing the word property:

    The charming landscape which I saw this morning is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. But none of them owns the landscape. There is property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these men’s farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is a well-settled principle of the international code that where one nation owes another a liquidated debt which it refuses or neglects to pay the aggrieved party may seize on the property belonging to the other, its citizens or subjects, sufficient to pay the debt without giving just cause of war.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
    James Madison (1751–1836)