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:

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 divesting the ...
Property in Philosophy - Contemporary Views
... 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 ... These property rights and the whole formal system of property make possible Greater independence for individuals from local community arrangements to protect their assets ...
History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
... aged 21 or over who owned or rented sufficient property, and were not imprisoned for a serious offence ... 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 ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... States and Britain began to challenge laws that denied them the right to their property once they married ... 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 ...
Defining An Emergency
... 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, property or ... 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 ...

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): 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): A basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.
    Example: "A study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
  • (noun): Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie.
    Synonyms: prop

Famous quotes containing the word property:

    Children are potentially free and their life directly embodies nothing save potential freedom. Consequently they are not things and cannot be the property either of their parents or others.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    There is no such thing as “the Queen’s English.” The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
    Malcolm Bradbury (b. 1932)