What is property?

  • (noun): Any area set aside for a particular purpose.
    Example: "The president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
    Synonyms: place
    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:

Defining An Emergency
... incident should be one of the following Immediately threatening to life, health, property or environment ... 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, property or ... 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 on ...
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 the government's eminent domain power without ...
History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
... to male British 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 ... to holders of miner's licenses who met all voting qualifications except that of property ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... laws that denied them the right to their property once they married ... 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 ...
Property in Philosophy - Contemporary Views
... political thinkers 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, provable, and protectable ownership ...

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): 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): 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 English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
    Derek Walcott (b. 1930)

    All over this land women have no political existence. Laws pass over our heads that we can not unmake. Our property is taken from us without our consent. The babes we bear in anguish and carry in our arms are not ours.
    Lucy Stone (1818–1893)

    It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)