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:

History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
... was limited 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 ... met all voting qualifications except that of property ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 danger to life, health ... 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 protecting human health ...
Regulatory Taking
... 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 actually ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... Britain began to challenge laws that denied them the right to their property once they married ... 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): 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
  • (noun): Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie.
    Synonyms: prop
  • (noun): A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
    Example: "Self-confidence is not an endearing property"
    Synonyms: attribute, dimension
  • (noun): A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.
    Example: "A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

Famous quotes containing the word property:

    Oh, had I received the education I desired, had I been bred to the profession of the law, I might have been a useful member of society, and instead of myself and my property being taken care of, I might have been a protector of the helpless, a pleader for the poor and unfortunate.
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)

    Personal rights, universally the same, demand a government framed on the ratio of the census: property demands a government framed on the ratio of owners and of owning.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

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