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 ... 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 environment In the ... 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 ...
Women's Rights - Property Rights
... and Britain began to challenge 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
... 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 ...
History of Suffrage Around The World - New Zealand
... 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 ... all voting qualifications except that of property ...
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 ...

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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word property:

    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)

    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)

    I would gladly chastise those who represent things as different from what they are. Those who steal property or make counterfeit money are punished, and those ought to be still more severely dealt with who steal away or falsify the good name of a prince.
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)