(Pro*pri"e*tress) n. A female proprietor.
(Pro*pri"e*ty) n.; pl. Proprieties [F. propriété, L. proprietas, fr. proprius one's own, proper.
See Property, Proper.]
1. Individual right to hold property; ownership by personal title; property. [Obs.] "Onles this propriety be
exiled." Robynson (More's Utopia).
So are the proprieties of a wife to be disposed of by her lord, and yet all are for her provisions, it being
a part of his need to refresh and supply hers.Jer. Taylor.
2. That which is proper or peculiar; an inherent property or quality; peculiarity. [Obs.] Bacon.
We find no mention hereof in ancient zoögraphers, . . . who seldom forget proprieties of such a nature.Sir T. Browne.
3. The quality or state of being proper; suitableness to an acknowledged or correct standard or rule; consonance
with established principles, rules, or customs; fitness; appropriateness; as, propriety of behavior, language,
manners, etc. "The rule of propriety," Locke.
(Pro*proc"tor) n. [Pref. pro- + proctor.] [Eng. Univ.] A assistant proctor. Hook.
(Props) n. pl. A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead
(||Prop`te*ryg"i*um) n.; pl. Propterygia [NL., fr. Gr. before + a fin.] (Anat.) The anterior
of three principal cartilages in the fins of some fishes. Prop`ter*yg"i*al a.
(Pro*pugn") v. t. [L. propugnare; pro for + pugnare to fight.] To contend for; to defend; to
vindicate. [Obs.] Hammond.
(Pro*pug"na*cle) n. [L. propugnaculum.] A fortress. [Obs.] Howell.
(Pro`pug*na"tion) n. [L. propugnatio.] Means of defense; defense. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pro*pugn"er) n. A defender; a vindicator. "Zealous propugners." Gov. of Tongue.
(Pro`pul*sa"tion) n. [L. propulsatio. See Propulse.] The act of driving away or repelling; a
keeping at a distance. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Pro*pulse") v. t. [L. propulsare, v. intens. from propellere to propel. See Propel.] To
repel; to drive off or away. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
(Pro*pul"sion) n. [Cf. F. propulsion. See Propel.]
1. The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling; as, steam propulsion.
2. An impelling act or movement.
God works in all things; all obeyWhittier.
His first propulsion.
(Pro*pul"sive) a. Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging. "[The] propulsive
movement of the verse." Coleridge.
(Pro*pul"so*ry) a. Propulsive.